Preventing the Spread of Fake News
It is far too easy to spread fake news and disinformation on social media, and ComsChatter
attempts to limit the damage through its socially-concious sharing paradigm.
Fake news spreads six times faster than true newsFake news grabs our attention more than authentic informationFake news has unexpected content which elicits emotional responsesSocial media algorithms exacerbate the problem
Controvesial posts are frequently shared and reposted without fore-thought, even if the content has not been verified.
One shares to many, many share to even more, and before you know it there are thousands, even millions, of copies of the original disinformation all over the web, misleading people and setting it all wrong.
But not on Coms ...
, links to posts can also be shared offsite to Facebook, Twitter and others, but cannot be duplicated within Coms itself. The post owner can share a post to a Chatter Group - the post is not copied, but also appears in the group page.
The popularity of ComsChatter
posts is driven by comments, not copies nor likes. Each new comment moves its post to the top of the Chatter stream, causing engaging posts to stay popular while others slip away.
Since Chatter posts cannot be duplicated, they stay under the control of the original poster, who can moderate comments (delete or report) or delete the post completely if need be.