Fake News Spreads Faster

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A study published in the March 9, 2018 issue of Science revealed that fake news spreads faster than true news. Key findings included:

  • Falsehood spread “significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly” than truth
  • Truth took 6 times as long to reach 1,500 people as falsehood
  • False political news traveled faster, more broadly, and more deeply than any other
    category
  • People, not bots, were largely responsible

The complete study can be found at:
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6380/1146.full

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