Scientists prove that truth is no match for fiction on Twitter

Scientists prove that truth is no match for fiction on Twitter
 

“Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it,” wrote Jonathan Swift in 1710. Now a group of scientists say they have found evidence Swift was right – at least when it comes to Twitter.
In the paper, published in the journal Science, three MIT researchers describe an analysis of a vast amount of Twitter data: more than 125,000 stories, tweeted more than 4.5 million times in total, all categorised as being true or false by at least one of six independent fact-checking organisations.
The findings make for unhappy reading. “Falsehood diffused significantly farther, faster, deeper and... read more

 
8 March 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 457
Source: Guardian
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