The Spread of FB Misinformation

Fall 2021

data viz


Social media serve as primary sources of news for many people, and researchers study them to examine political literacy, polarization, and the factors that contribute to the spread of misinformation. Evidence suggests that eye-catching posts create bias in favor of fake news, clickbait, and graphics, and that conservative people demonstrate high amounts of in-group bias. A dataset of Facebook posts shows that the distribution of activity leans toward articles that are false, conservative, or visual.

A research poster detailing the abstract, background, data and methods, results, and conclusion of an analysis of misinformation on Facebook. It links to a PDF document, the same as the next image.

An appendix to the research poster with additional plots, works cited, and a section to learn more. It links to the same PDF document as the previous image.