2018-06-01 01:04:14 UTC
That's why they believed Wikileak's fake new's about Hillary & that's
why they don't no Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election &
that's why they say they need gun's for self-defense.
LOL!! What a pack of gullible rite-wing rumdum's!!!!!!!1
Twitter, a network of Trump supporters consumes the largest volume of
junk news, and junk news is the largest proportion of news links they
share," they said.
Researchers monitored 13,500 politically-active U.S. Twitter users
and 48,000 public Facebook pages, investigating the external websites
they shared links to.
Researchers said there was "limited overlap" of news sources shared
between Democrats and Republicans, which they said speaks to the
polarization that exists across the U.S. political divide.
They warned that social media algorithms can be used to distribute
polarizing political content and misinformation, adding that "filter
bubble effects," which select what information to show in news feeds
based on user preferences and behavior, have "polarized public life,"
which could leave consumers vulnerable to propaganda campaigns.
"Given the central role that social media plays in public life, these
platforms have become a target for propaganda campaigns and
information operations," researchers wrote.
They pointed to a recent U.S. elections review by Twitter that found
that more than 50,000 automated accounts were linked to Russia.
Facebook, meanwhile, has revealed that content from the Russian
Internet Research Agency reached more than 126 million U.S. citizens
before the 2016 presidential election.