Social Media, Political Polarization, and Political Disinformation: A Review of the Scientific Literature

  title={Social Media, Political Polarization, and Political Disinformation: A Review of the Scientific Literature},
  author={Joshua A. Tucker and Andrew Markus Guess and Pablo Barber{\'a} and Cristian Vaccari and Alexandra Arons Siegel and Sergey Sanovich and Denis Stukal and Brendan Nyhan},
The following report is intended to provide an overview of the current state of the literature on the relationship between social media; political polarization; and political “disinformation,” a term used to encompass a wide range of types of information about politics found online, including “fake news,” rumors, deliberately factually incorrect information, inadvertently factually incorrect information, politically slanted information, and “hyperpartisan” news. The review of the literature is… 

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