October 3, 2017
The problem of erroneous information being posted on social media platforms is often worsened as well-intentioned people press the share or retweet buttons, helping to spread a piece of fake news, Allison Matherly, coordinator of digital engagement at Texas Tech University said.
"It's not just people purposely spreading misinformation," Matherly said. "People also accidentally spread information wanting to inform those around them, and they don't vet the social media post and spread that misinformation further."
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