Study: On Twitter, you're better off fact-checking your crazy uncle than a complete stranger
The study, conducted by researchers at Cornell, Northeastern and Hamad Bin Khalifa universities, looked at corrections made on Twitter between January 2012 and April 2014 to see how fact-checking is received by people with different social relationships.
The headline finding is that those who follow or are followed by people who correct their facts are more likely to accept the correction than those who are confronted by strangers.
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