Online communication to the ingroup and the outgroup: The role of identity in the "what" and "why" of information sharing

How and why do people share opinions online? In research conducted offline, the social identity of the audience is a key factor: whether they are composed of one’s ingroup or outgroup affects what people share and why. Do people behave similarly and …

Self-censorship appears to be an effective way of reducing the spread of misinformation on social media

There is increasing pressure on social media companies to reduce the spread of misinformation on their platforms. However, they would prefer not to be the arbiters of truth as the truth can be subjective or otherwise hard to determine. Instead, they …

Social meta-inference and the evidentiary value of consensus

In a twitter-like experimental environment, we show that people are more influenced by the number of distinct posts than the number of distinct people, and hardly at all by the diversity of points made