This news story originally appeared at Social Media News on 19 December 2021

MIT Scientists Find Clues to Why Fake News Snowballs on Social Media

A new model shows that the more polarized and hyperconnected a social network is, the more likely misinformation will spread. The spread of misinformation on social media is a pressing societal problem that tech companies and policymakers continue to grapple with, yet those who study this issue s