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Social Media Lies Travel Faster Than Truth

Mal Fletcher
Posted 09 March 2018
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In news just in, there is now something more we can add to the growing list of antisocial facts relating to social media.

A new study published conducted at MIT and published in Science has found that the truth takes six times longer than fake news to be seen by 1,500 people on Twitter.

A lie is apparently also 70 percent more likely to be shared via social media in the first place.

The authors of the study, which looked at 126,000 messages spreading false stories on Twitter, suggest that fake stories on social media are “diffused significantly farther, faster, deeper and more broadly than the truth”.

It is quite rare, they claim, for true stories... Click for more

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