Masdar Institute researchers create way to prevent misinformation from spreading through social media

Research efforts have shown how to effectively mobilize many people on social media for a common task.

Online crowds like the online community Reddit and some Twitter users were criticized for pillorying an innocent student as a possible terrorist suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. But some emerging technologies might be able to help knock down false reports and wring the truth from the fog of social media during crises.

 

 

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