Fake news travels six times faster than the truth on Twitter

Science A new study from MIT suggests "fake news" often trumps the truth. Thatís not at all surprising, from a psychological standpoint. By their very design, these falsehoods prey upon one of humanityís greatest cognitive weaknesses.

Fake news travels six times faster than the truth on Twitter

Despite the belief that armies of bots are spreading misinformation, it is people who are most likely to share incorrect information

Thu 8 Mar 18 from Newscientist

On Twitter, fake news travels faster than true stories: study

A new study by three MIT scholars has found that false news spreads more rapidly on the social network Twitter than real news does - and by a substantial margin.

Thu 8 Mar 18 from TechXplore

On Twitter, the lure of fake news is stronger than the truth

An analysis of more than 4.5 million tweets discussing false and true stories reveals that in the Twittersphere, fake news gets more views.

Thu 8 Mar 18 from ScienceNews

Study shows fake news spreads faster than real news on twitter - CNET

And we can't even blame the bots.

Fri 9 Mar 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

False stories travel way faster on Twitter than true ones do, study finds

False news stories travel faster and farther on Twitter than true ones do, according to a new MIT study in this week's issue of the journal Science.        

Fri 9 Mar 18 from USA today

Fake news 'travels faster', study finds

Research suggests that fake news is spread more quickly than genuine news, by humans on Twitter.

Fri 9 Mar 18 from BBC Technology

Fake news spreads faster and further on Twitter than true stories

Fake news has been a hot topic ever since the presidential election but according to one recent analysis, the issue has persisted for far longer than most realize.

Thu 8 Mar 18 from Techspot

False news 70 percent more likely to spread on Twitter: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - False news stories spread much more quickly and widely on Twitter than truthful ones, an imbalance driven more by people than automated "bot" accounts, researchers said ...

Thu 8 Mar 18 from Reuters Technology


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