Want to squelch fake news? Let the readers take charge

2/1/19

Truth decay

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Would you like to rid the internet of false political news stories and misinformation? Then consider using — yes — crowdsourcing.

That’s right. A new study co-authored by an MIT professor shows that crowdsourced judgments about the quality of news sources may effectively marginalize false news stories and other kinds of online misinformation.

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