Emerging Research, Information Complexity, and the Policymaking Process

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 312 (Hynes Convention Center)
David Lazer, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
“Fake news”—manufactured information provided with the trappings of a credible news organization—garnered considerable attention during the 2016 election, and is an ongoing concern in democracies around the world. This presentation will offer initial analyses of the prevalence and dynamics of fake news during the 2016 election, based on an analysis of the tweeting behavior of voters