Milstein students Gloria Cai (‘24), Keyi Ding (‘23), and Noah Watson ('23) contributed to the "(Mis)Information on Digital Platforms" article for JMIR Publications with Cornell Professor Sarah Kreps.
The study involved scraping 3,579,575 posts from microblogging platforms Twitter, based in the United States, and Sina Weibo, based in China. Posts on Sina Weibo were "less likely to reference topics such as WHO, Hong Kong, and death and more likely to cite themes of resisting, fighting, and cheering against coronavirus." However, Twitter content featured nearly 4 times more misinformation than content from Sina Weibo.
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