Checking and Sharing Alt-Facts
82 Pages Posted: 20 May 2020 Last revised: 14 Jul 2021
Date Written: May 2020
fact-checking reduce sharing of false statements by about 45%; (ii) the size of the effect is similar between imposed and voluntary fact-checking; and (iii) each additional click required to share false statements substantially reduces sharing. These results inform the debate about policy proposals aimed at limiting propagation of false news on social media.
JEL Classification: D8, D91
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