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One in eight Twitter election shares ‘link to junk news’

Published on
1 Jun 2017
Written by
Robert Gorwa

Our project work was covered by the BBC.

One in eight political stories shared on Twitter in the run-up to the general election is from a “junk news source”, research suggests. UK users shared one link from automated bot accounts promoting “junk” information for every four links to professionally produced news, according to the Oxford Internet Institute.

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