Checking and Sharing Alt-Facts

82 Pages Posted: 20 May 2020 Last revised: 14 Jul 2021

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Sergei Guriev

Sciences Po; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Emeric Henry

Sciences Po

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

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Date Written: May 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Guriev, Sergei and Henry, Emeric and Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina, Checking and Sharing Alt-Facts (May 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3603969

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Emeric Henry

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Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Paris School of Economics (PSE) ( email )

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