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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Subvert ‘Em: Countering Misinformation on the Viral Web

Alex Madrigal (of The Atlantic) on his recipe for countering misinformation on the viral web:

…I decided to do the only thing that seemed likely to help, in some small way:¬†create content that would A) counter the misinformation, B) have authority, and C) be as viral as the bad information.

See his results as he wrestles with the fake photos going viral, post Sandy.

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Subvert ‘Em: Countering Misinformation on the Viral Web – Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic.

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