Mitigating Disinformation and Building Trust in Social Media

Joanna F. Defranco, Nir Kshetri, Ravi Sharma, Diana Rojas-Torres, Jeffrey Voas

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Consumers have turned to the Internet and social media (SM) platforms for information related to health advisories, medical cures, election advice, education needs, and research on just about anything. However, there is a troubling level of trust that should not be given to SM and the Internet by anyone. Some assume accuracy and validity of the information as it is believed that fact checking is prevalent, thorough, and unbiased. The level of reliability some give to information found on the Internet is troubling to say the least.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalIT Professional
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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