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MIT finds that on Twitter, false news travels faster than true stories - expert comment

“This is a robust and fascinating large-scale study of online misinformation" - Dr Kimberley Wade from Psychology discusses new research from MIT which finds that fake news travels significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than the truth on social media.

Fri 09 March 2018, 12:47 | Tags: Expert comment, Research, Social Media, Twitter, Psychology

Extremism blocking tool could have serious downsides: Professor Ian Robertson

The UK Government revealed today a new weapon in the fight against terrorism - a tool which uses artificial intelligence to accurately detect jihadist content and block it from being viewed online.

Professor Ian Robertson, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick's Department of Computer Science, comments on its potentially dangerous downsides.


Has the US President played into the hands of extremists? Expert comment from Dr Abdullah Sahin.

Dr Abdullah Sahin, Reader in Islamic Education in the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, comments on President Trump's "reckless behaviour" in retweeting discredited far-Right material.

Twitter is all Bark and no Bite with $167 million loss

Professor Mark Skilton from the Warwick Business School discusses Twitter's continued performance failure..

Inquiry into 'fake news': Expert comment

Dr Eric Jenson, associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, comments on the fake news inquiry

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