How we can protect truth in the age of misinformation

Fake news can sway elections, tank economies and sow discord in everyday life. Data scientist Sinan Aral demystifies how and why it spreads so quickly — citing one of the largest studies on misinformation — and identifies five strategies to help us unweave the tangled web between true and false.


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Sinan Aral · Data scientist, entrepreneur, investor

Sinan Aral sheds light on how social media is disrupting our democracies, our economies and our public.