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First Evidence That Social Bots Play a Major Role in Spreading Fake News


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Fake news network

Diffusion network for the article titled Spirit cooking: Clinton campaign chairman practices bizarre occult ritual," published by the conspiracy site Infowars.com four days before the 2016 U.S. election.

Credit: arXiv

Fake news and the way it spreads on social media is emerging as one of the great threats to modern society.

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