Twitter — Are twitter users spreading the fake news and rumours?

Published February 4, 2019


An article on Industry Newswire reports on research by Jun Zhuang, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, that suggests that most social media users actually play an active role in spreading rumors and misinformation on social media.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate how appropriately Twitter users are at debunking falsehoods during disasters,” he said, adding, “the results paint a less than flattering picture.” 

Read the story here.