Duke Today: Economists Have A Method For Reducing Fake News On Social Media

Duke Today: Economists Have A Method For Reducing Fake News On Social Media. “In new research published in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, [Duke University economist] McAdams and collaborators explore ways to improve the quality of information being shared on networks without making any entity responsible for policing content and deciding what is true and false. The model suggests that to cut down on the spread of false information, the network can set limits on how widely certain messages are shared, and do so in a way that is not overly restrictive to users.”

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