NEWS PODCAST: What to do about fake news


Will Coburn

Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Abhijeet Shirsat in his office with getting ready for The State Hornet News Podcast. Shirsat’s dissertation focused on fake news and its spread on social media.

Will Coburn

This week on The State Hornet News Podcast, podcast editor Will Coburn talks with professor of hospitality and tourism Abhijeet Shirsat about his research into social media, fake news and how the two interact.

Shirsat recommends a more hands-off approach to handling fake news. Shirsat said any interaction with fake news results in positive results from the algorithms that determine what social media users see. Shirsat also had tips to help users develop more healthy social media usage habits.

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