Understanding The Inner Workings Of “Fake News”
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Bruce Mills is a Mathematical Software Engineer and Writer at the City Delivery Centre, Western Australia, Australia. Mills has Industrial experience in mining, transport, water, and power - software and electronics. Academic experience in teaching and software research.

                       

Understanding The Inner Workings Of “Fake News”

One of the least desirable outcomes of the digital age is a pandemic of misleading and deceptive misinformation and disinformation in digital media, especially social media. The popularized term “fake news” conflates a great many forms of both misinformation and disinformation. Preventing or even managing the “fake news” problem requires an understanding of how and why deceptive content propagates in media, the effects it produces, and its vulnerabilities. The superficial problem of how deceptive messaging propagates in media has been...

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