Tagging fake news on Facebook doesn't work, study says - POLITICO


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Facebook touts its partnership with outside fact-checkers as a key prong in its fight against fake news, but a major new Yale University study finds that fact-checking and then tagging inaccurate news stories on social media doesn’t work. via Pocket
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4 days ago by driptray
“disputed by third party fact-checkers” ends up increasing the likelihood that [some] users will believe fake news.
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5 days ago by HamishMacEwan
The existence of flags on some—but not all—false stories made Trump supporters and young people more likely to believe any story that was not flagged, according to the study published Monday by psychologists David Rand and Gordon Pennycook.

“I think these results make it unclear whether it’s even net positive,” Rand said of the program.
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6 days ago by glanosga
RT : Tagging fake news on Facebook doesn't work, study says
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8 days ago by paulbradshaw
Facebook touts its partnership with outside fact-checkers as a key prong in its fight against fake news, but a major new Yale University study finds that fact-checking and then tagging inaccurate news stories on social media doesn’t work. via Pocket
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9 days ago by Werderbach
The study, reported for the first time by POLITICO, found that tagging false news stories as “disputed by third party fact-checkers” has only a small impact on whether readers perceive their headlines as true. Overall, the existence of “disputed” tags made participants just 3.7 percentage points more likely to correctly judge headlines as false, the study said.
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9 days ago by leolaporte
RT : A little thread on the "tagging fake news doesn't work" headline from Politico that a lot of people have shared: 1/
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9 days ago by mathewi
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Fact-checking is pointless against propaganda POLITICO https://t.co/tFu1T9uiE9

— Virginia Heffernan (@page88) September 12, 2017

http://twitter.com/page88/status/907587225021505537
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10 days ago by tswaterman
The study, reported for the first time by POLITICO, found that tagging false news stories as “disputed by third party fact-checkers” has only a small impact on whether readers perceive their headlines as true. Overall, the existence of “disputed” tags made participants just 3.7 percentage points more likely to correctly judge headlines as false, the study said.
10 days ago by jbenton
RT : Fact-checking is pointless against propaganda POLITICO
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10 days ago by Somite
Facebook touts its partnership with outside fact-checkers as a key prong in its fight against fake news, but a major new Yale University study finds that fact-checking and then tagging inaccurate news stories on social media doesn’t work. via Pocket
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10 days ago by kubia
Fact-checking is pointless against propaganda POLITICO
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10 days ago by bperrier
RT : Study purports to show that tagging fake news doesn’t work, but study participants all came through Mechanical Turk:
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10 days ago by freerange_inc
Tagging fake news on Facebook doesn't work, study says
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11 days ago by andriak
Study purports to show that tagging fake news doesn’t work, but study participants all came through Mechanical Turk:
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11 days ago by maciej
Interesting, if not yet peer reviewed, Yale study tried to evaluate the effect of FB's fake news flagging scheme
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11 days ago by danbri