A new generation of fake news on the Internet can be used to help your political opponents get elected, a new study says.
The findings from an independent analysis of data from the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate show how to use the Internet to amplify and spread misinformation, according to a summary of the study published on Thursday by the Center for Digital Democracy.
The study, titled “The First Generation of Falsehoods on the Web,” uses data from congressional campaigns to track how lawmakers use Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to promote their campaigns.
It found that the most frequently reported false information on the platforms was false claims about the size of the government, with most of the information spreading as far as the right wing of the political spectrum.
A new version of the report will be released in the coming weeks and will detail how the findings were compiled.
While the study focuses on how to amplify information, it is not intended to provide a substitute for informed debate.
“The most important lesson to learn from this report is that the ability to spread false information is not limited to just partisan partisan political parties,” said Jonathan Rauch, the study’s lead author and a senior fellow at the Center.
“It can also be used by non-partisan political groups to advance their agenda.”
The researchers say that misinformation about the government is spread by a variety of factors, including fake news, “trolls” who post inaccurate or misleading information, and fake news sites that have a negative or inflammatory tone.
“Most political parties use the same tools, including false information, to promote ideas and messages,” said Jessica McBride, a fellow at CAP and the study co-author.
“But it is up to us to make sure that our efforts to educate and inform the public are guided by the facts and that we are taking our role in government seriously.”
The study focused on lawmakers using the House and Senate platforms.
It included information from congressional data, such as campaign filings, congressional websites and social media accounts, as well as data from websites created by the House of Representative and the Congressional Research Service.
Researchers also looked at the types of information that politicians used on social media and how much it spread.
The researchers found that, on average, false information about the U