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Why Does Disinformation Spread so Easily?

The disinformation that is circulating widely via online platforms is a social phenomenon that must be closely watched.

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An anti-hoax wall mural is seen on Tuesday (5/5/2020) in Cipondoh, Tangerang municipality, Banten. The sharing of hoaxes and fake news on social media amd chat groups is a growing concern, alongside the growing number of smartphone users in the country.

The disinformation that is circulating widely via online platforms is a social phenomenon that must be closely watched. In his latest study, Tom Buchanan presented the factors behind the distribution of disinformation.

The development of digital technology has been not only useful in supporting human interactions, but also in giving rise to the social phenomenon of false information. In the digital age, everyone can create and share content easily. As a result, false news (disinformation), fake news and hoaxes have spread and continue to spread widely.

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