What is the source’s mission? It’s ok to do a quick investigation into the website where the story originated from. The article, “Source Detection of Rumor in the Social Network- A Review” from the scholarly journal, Online Social Networks and Media, outlines how to analyze the approaches for source detection of misinformation on social networks.
“As rumors play with the sentiments of the person and their spread introduces negative impact in the society, it is very vital to control such rumor diffusion using source detection” (p.40)
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