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Identity Verification Gets Mixed Reviews

New research on identify cues in social media shows that the overreliance on the reputation of users versus the quality of their content is a problem that needs to be fixed.  Read the new paper here and more here.

Among the findings:



Amount of variation in voting when identity was known vs unknown

Identity Matters

Content and identity are intrinsically linked

Who Says?

Amplification is based on reputation, not content

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