Eyeballs and AI power the research into how falsehoods travel online

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What sorts of lies and falsehoods are circulating on the internet? Taylor Agajanian used her summer job to help answer this question, one post at a time. It often gets squishy.

She reviewed a social media post where someone had shared a news story about vaccines with the comment “Hmmm, that’s interesting.” Was the person actually saying that the news story was interesting, or insinuating that the story isn’t true?

Agajanian read around and between the lines often while working at University of Washington’s

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