Trick or tweet, or both? How social media is messing up politics
New Scientist - 07/12/2016
Still, there are those who challenge the idea that online media has dramatically sidelined truth from politics. After all, the popularity of conspiracy theories is nothing new.
“Many of the same things were happening before Facebook,” says David Lazer, a computer and political scientist at Northeastern University in Boston. “I have not seen a compelling answer to whether this has really changed.”