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Social media disinformation spreads amid Israel-Hamas war

CBS News: Jo Ling Keng, Kerry Breen



As the war in Israel and Gaza plays out in real time on social media, experts say bad information and propaganda are spreading on X, formerly known as Twitter.


Alethea, a research group, said that they had detected a network of at least 67 accounts on the site posting false content about the war. Those posts, which include mistranslated videos, have received millions of views.


"It matters whether or not people believe it," said Lisa Kaplan, the Alethea founder, told CBS News. "The more times that people are able to view content of a similar nature, the more opportunities an actor has to convince somebody of something that may or may not be true."


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