Washington Post: Who spread disinformation about the MH17 crash? We followed the Twitter trail.

Washington Post: Who spread disinformation about the MH17 crash? We followed the Twitter trail.. “We know some of the top-down regime tactics and strategies, but far less about who actually spreads digital disinformation and who counters it. To understand who spreads disinformation on social media, we looked at the MH17 debate on Twitter. In our research (with Mareike Hartmann), just published in International Affairs, we find that citizens and civil society groups play a crucial role in both spreading and combating online disinformation. In fact, citizens outperform both mainstream media and state actors in some cases.”

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