Toward a Social-Technological System that Inactivates False Rumors through the Critical Thinking of Crowds

  title={Toward a Social-Technological System that Inactivates False Rumors through the Critical Thinking of Crowds},
  author={Yuko Tanaka and Yasuaki Sakamoto and Toshihiko Matsuka},
  journal={2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences},
Critical thinking is an important part of media literacy. It allows people to find facts among rumors and to inactivate false information. Such abilities are essential when social media is flooded with rumors during disaster response. We envision a social technological system in which critical thinking is crowd-sourced: Individuals benefit from othersâ criticisms of false information, and the system inactivates the spread of false information. To test the plausibility of this system, we… CONTINUE READING
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