The Conversation: It’s not just a social media problem – how search engines spread misinformation

The Conversation: It’s not just a social media problem – how search engines spread misinformation. “Ad-driven search engines, like social media platforms, are designed to reward clicking on enticing links because it helps the search companies boost their business metrics. As a researcher who studies the search and recommendation systems, I and my colleagues show that this dangerous combination of corporate profit motive and individual susceptibility makes the problem difficult to fix.”

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