In our very first study (about the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings) we noted that alternative narrative rumors intersected with politicized content. Analysis of co-occurring hashtags showed that #falseflag often appeared in the same tweets as #obama, #nra, #teaparty, #tcot, #tlot, #p2.
Information Wars: A Window into the Alternative Media Ecosystem
Kate Starbird
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Political tribalism as enzyme to accelerate spread of rumors?

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