The Impact of Social Media on Trust (Fake News)

Who Shared It?: Deciding What News to Trust on Social Media: Digital Journalism: Vol 7, No 6

The findings highlight the impact elites sharing a story has on views toward an article on social media compared with the effects of the news outlet reporting the story. The study has significant implications for researchers, citizens, and publishers trying to understand how people evaluate the trustworthiness of news on social media and the potential impact of fake news.