The agenda-setting power of fake news: A big data analysis of the online media landscape from 2014 to 2016

@article{Vargo2018TheAP,
  title={The agenda-setting power of fake news: A big data analysis of the online media landscape from 2014 to 2016},
  author={Chris J. Vargo and Lei Guo and Michelle A. Amazeen},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  year={2018},
  volume={20},
  pages={2028 - 2049}
}
This study examines the agenda-setting power of fake news and fact-checkers who fight them through a computational look at the online mediascape from 2014 to 2016. Although our study confirms that content from fake news websites is increasing, these sites do not exert excessive power. Instead, fake news has an intricately entwined relationship with online partisan media, both responding and setting its issue agenda. In 2016, partisan media appeared to be especially susceptible to the agendas of… 

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