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00:00 - Intro
00:44 - Filippo Menczer
03:30 - Study Findings
04:50 - Limited Attention, Biases, and Other Blame Factors
07:03 - Difficulty of Policing Bots
10:50 - Consumer's Role in the Spread of Fake News
14:48 - Outro
15:30 - The Apple - The Garden
16:56 - Finish

Dr. Filippo Menczer joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the spread of fake news on social media websites, the difficulty of problematic bots, and how people can educate themselves against low-quality information.

Dr. Filippo Menczer is a professor of informatics and computer science at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. He’s also the co-author of a paper exploring the virality of “low-quality information” or fake news. Click here to read more about the study.

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Host // Joe Virgillito
Location: NYC | Host Since: 2016
Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and host of the Daily Beat podcast on BTRtoday. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a…
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