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October 20, 2018

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October 10, 2018

Tool measures ‘iffy’ news on social media in time for '18 election

As the crucial midterm election approaches, the University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility offers media and the public a tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media through a Platform Health Metric called the Iffy Quotient.

March 6, 2018

New center at UMSI will promote social media responsibility

Google the words "fake news" and you'll find articles about made-up accounts of the recent school shooting in Florida, new evidence that false stories influenced the last election, and numerous references to the current president's accusations against media.

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