Fake news / Andreas Grunewald (University of Bonn), Matthias Kräkel (University of Bonn and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserGrunewald, Andreas In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Kräkel, Matthias In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, December 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11207
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-145824 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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In the last decade, social media and the Internet have amplified the possibility to spread false information, a.k.a. fake news, which has become a serious threat to the credibility of politicians, organizations, and other decision makers. This paper proposes a framework for investigating the incentives to strategically spread fake news under different institutional configurations and payoff structures. In particular, we show under what conditions institutions that foster transparency in the media cause more fake news. Complementary, we study what kind of environments are particularly susceptible to the production of fake news.