Interesting read: Misinformation & propaganda are guaranteed to spring up around pandemics, but they won't have quite the same political baggage as elections. Any solutions & mitigations for pandemics should help against political disinformation too.
1986: Chernobyl and Northern Italy
One of the key discussion points in the HBO series “Chernobyl” is how secrecy about the accident, fallout, etc. had to be maintained by the Soviet State.
I would like to share the experience of a teen living in Northern Italy when this happened.
The first cloud arrived over Northern Italy just in time to catch heavy rainfall, indeed, the Ticino region of Switzerland, geographically beyond the barrier of the Alps and adjacent to Northern Italy was badly…
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Do you know a study which looks into why people share news on social media? What's people intent?
So far, I see that people might just share a news story they find important or give their opinion/comment. On a meta level, one can comment on the quality of a news outlet. Or even call out fake news and propaganda.
Are there studies that classify shared content similarly?
I've started reading the text version of NPR https://text.npr.org Not surprisingly, I pay much more attention to the content, rather than to the visual packaging.
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