Opinion formation

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Digital opinion leaders

Social media can influence the personal views and opinions of children and young people.

Fact, fact, fake, fact

Social networks are great for spreading useful information but there’s a lot of false information out there, especially on such networks.

Markus Beckedahl interview

Teachtoday talked with the net activist and blogger Markus Beckedahl about the impact of social media on opinion formation.

The loud minority

Studies have shown that what people in social networks perceive to be a majority opinion is often nothing more than an illusion.

Bot or not?

Social bots are computer programs masquerading in social networks as a real user. They post comments as if they were real people.