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We Can’t Combat Fake News If We Don’t Really Understand It

Social media is creating real problems for the world, but moral panics still far outweigh reality. That’s a recipe for policy disaster.

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Even now, more than two years after the 2016 election, the debate over the influence of social media on our political system still relies…




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Brendan Nyhan

Brendan Nyhan

Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan

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