A new article by partner Knowledge Media Institute (Open University) published in Information Processing & Management provides an overview of our main research findings under the online misinformation area.
- A bidirectional weak causation between misinformation and fact-checks is observed.
- Fact-checks about COVID-19 appear quickly after misinformation is circulated.
- The ability of fact-checks to reduce misinformation spread is limited.
- Topics like conspiracy theories and virus causes are resistant to fact-checks.
The article is freely accessible and downloadable until 31 October 2021 via this URL: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1dj~w15hYdmTIW