TheVoiceOfJoyce Misinformation is amplified on Social Media Platforms. It’s a fact. Which platforms and algorithms are most successful is yet to be determined by The Integrity Institute. However, the study of Social Media algorithms is proceeding at Universities and recommendations for changing Section 230 of the Communication Decency Law are imminent. Both Twitter and TikTok have amplification algorithms with their retweets and shares. However, misinformation like other information that gets your attention, once you view a text that has a lie, more lies on the same topic are shown to you. Pretty soon, with enough overwhelming volume of lies, pushed by algorithms, that lie is believable. If you seek to believe misinformation, you will be misinformed and invariably, you’ll never see the truth!

It is well known that social media amplifies misinformation and other harmful content. The Integrity Institute, an advocacy group, is now trying to measure exactly how much — and on Thursday it began publishing results that it plans to update each week through the midterm elections on Nov. 8.

The institute’s initial report, posted online, found that a “well-crafted lie” will get more engagements than typical, truthful content and that some features of social media sites and their algorithms contribute to the spread of misinformation.

Twitter, the analysis showed, has what the institute called the great misinformation amplification factor, in large part because of its feature allowing people to share, or “retweet,” posts easily. It was followed by TikTok, the Chinese-owned video site, which uses machine-learning models to predict engagement and make recommendations to users.

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