The Look of Fake News

In a just-published paper, KR researchers have studied the look of fake news, by reviewing earlier studies on this topic. This includes studies on the style of fake news writing, the choice of headlines in fake news publications, and the use of emotive language in such writing. On the latter topic, the study finds that in fake news, “emotions are more visible, more prominent, and more negative”.

The paper is available to read for all. Its authors are Alyt Damstra, Hajo G. Boomgaarden, Elena Broda, Elina Lindgren, Jesper Strömbäck, Yariv Tsfati, and Rens Vliegenthart.