In platforms we trust: misinformation on social networks in the presence of social mistrust

We examine the effect social mistrust has on the propagation of misinformation on a social network. Agents communicate with each other and observe information sources, changing their opinion with some probability determined by their social trust, which can be low or high. Low social trust agents are less likely to be convinced out of their opinion by their peers and are more likely to observe misinformative information sources.

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