Corpus ID: 196001654

The spread of misinformation by social bots

@inproceedings{Shao2017TheSO,
  title={The spread of misinformation by social bots},
  author={Chengcheng Shao and Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia and Onur Varol and Alessandro Flammini and Filippo Menczer},
  year={2017}
}
The massive spread of digital misinformation has been identified as a major global risk and has been alleged to influence elections and threaten democracies. Communication, cognitive, social, and computer scientists are engaged in efforts to study the complex causes for the viral diffusion of misinformation online and to develop solutions, while search and social media platforms are beginning to deploy countermeasures. However, to date, these efforts have been mainly informed by anecdotal… Expand
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