This is the ratio that a study of news posts on a variety of political topics has shown. The analysis focused on publications related to the 2020 US presidential election.
The social network Facebook is often accused of spreading misinformation, mainly in news posts on political topics. A study by researchers from New York University and the French Grenoble Alpes University seems to support this view.
The study, which will be officially published in the coming period, shows that news sources regularly posting disinformation receive about six times more clicks and shares than credible sources. There is also an increased level of interaction of readers with such sources, many times higher than the level of their interaction with more respected news resources.
The analysis included news posts published between August 2020 and January 2021, during the pre-election events in the United States. It is noted that among the sources of disinformation, far-right resources prevail, which are far ahead of such resources as, for example, CNN or the World Health Organization in terms of reader engagement.