Information cascades through networks of friends and acquaintances, rather than across a (theoretically) open, connected public sphere.Users cannot reply to or tag OA accounts, or others who are not part of her existing network.Wenn du auf unsere Webseite klickst oder hier navigierst, stimmst du der Erfassung von Informationen durch Cookies auf und außerhalb von Facebook zu.Weitere Informationen zu unseren Cookies und dazu, wie du die Kontrolle darüber behältst, findest du hier: Cookie-Richtlinie.Kendzior is a political journalist who works mostly out of her home in University City, a close suburb of St. Wir verwenden Cookies, um Inhalte zu personalisieren, Werbeanzeigen maßzuschneidern und zu messen sowie die Sicherheit unserer Nutzer zu erhöhen.The popular and opaque social media app We Chat has been largely overlooked as a culprit in spreading misinformation during and after the 2016 election season.
However, within the purview of We Chat’s fake news filter are not only banal rumors such as “Given the lack of API access and private nature of the platform design, we know how many times an article has been viewed, and that is about it.
The case of We Chat also reminds us that when it comes confronting the reality of social media and spread of fake news, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and that strategies need not always be high tech.
Sarah Kendzior still has trouble explaining the limousines to her neighbors.
By the last official count in April 2017, there were 10 million OAs in We Chat.
There is a low barrier to entry, and becoming an OA grants access to the vast user base to focus on niche audiences.
OAs are in-platform, content-based accounts that anyone can start, and they vary greatly in their activity level and size of operation.