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Americans are super-spreaders of COVID-19 misinformation

Published: 6Apr2021

Misinformation about COVID-19 is spreading from the United States into Canada, undermining efforts to mitigate the pandemic. A study led by McGill University shows that Canadians who use social...

Using artificial intelligence to manage extreme weather events

Published: 18Jan2021

Can combining deep learning (DL)— a subfield of artificial intelligence— with social network analysis (SNA), make social media contributions about extreme weather events a useful tool for crisis...

COVID-19: Social media users more likely to believe false information

Published: 29Jul2020

A new study led by researchers at McGill University finds that people who get their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19. Those that consume more traditional...

Your friends have more friends than you do

Published: 18May2016

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom Research uncovers the inherently hierarchical nature of social media

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