Fake News forced humanity to question the nature of truth and evidence, the role of experts and expertise, creating uncertainties when clarity was needed. In Fake News Apostles, BarabásiLab brings its big data and network science practice to unveil the hidden forces that shape our understanding of the role of fake news during the rollout of the COVID vaccines.Relying on data collected by the Fake News Observatory at the Network Science Institute in Boston, each tweet carrying vaccine-related fake news was tagged, helping reconstruct not only the prevalence but also the consumption of fake news. The research reconstructed the follower network of over 200,000 Twitter users, identifying if they were involved in the spread or exposed to fake news. Fake News Apostles highlights the exceptional role of 12 individuals, called fake news apostles in the literature, that gathered an exceptional following thanks spreading false news about COVID vaccines.
BUDAPEST, KRISTÁLY SZÍNTÉR, 2023
BINÁLÉ, located in Budapest, organized an outstanding collection of artworks from around the world to explore the idea of “queering democracy” through the power of art for their 150th anniversary.