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Designing New Ways to Give Context to News Stories
Jeff Smith
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Why did you choose to re-introduce number of shares when it’s NOT a valid criteria to assess the credibility of an article?

On the contrary, research has shown that news are shared more quickly or widely when they’re false: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02934-x

By displaying this information, you reinforced a harmful bias (“if it’s shared so many times, it must be true”).