Science News

Fake news gets shared more when it is angry and anxiety-inducing

Fake news spreads when it is angry

Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Get

Fake news may go viral more quickly when it uses words associated with anger.

Jichang Zhao at the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Big Data and Brain Computing and Yuwei Chuai at Beihang University in China have analysed the spread of both fake and real news across Weibo, one of China’s biggest social media platforms.

They analysed a data set of 22,479 posts from 20,532 users between 2011 and 2016, which Weibo had officially flagged as fake news. They also looked at 10,000 real news posts from …

Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close