False news spreads faster than truth online thanks to human nature

 The rapidity with which falsity travels is proverbial: “Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” wrote Swift in 1710. Yet evidence of this common wisdom has been scarce. A new study from MIT looks at a decade of tweets, and finds that not only is the truth slower to spread, but that the threat of bots and the natural effects of social media are no excuse:… Read More
Source: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/08/false-news-spreads-faster-than-truth-online-thanks-to-human-nature/?ncid=rss

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