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University of Michigan School of Information

James Park

James Park

Assistant Director, Center for Social Media Responsibility Email: Phone: 734/763-2285
Office: School of Information/105 S. State Street Staff Unit:


A chart of the Iffy Quotient
Racism, election overtake COVID-19 as 'iffy' news on popular social sites

As election rhetoric and social issues heated up over the summer, the amount of popular "iffy" social media content on key themes rose, but less so on the topic that has dominated much of the national discussion this year, say UMSI researchers.

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People ‘fly to quality’ news on social sites when faced with uncertainty

When information becomes a matter of life or death or is key to navigating economic uncertainty, it appears people turn to tried and true sources of information rather than iffy sites.

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