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It’s True: False News Spreads Faster and Wider. And Humans Are to Blame.


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How false news spreads

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology examined true and false news stories posted on Twitter from the social network's founding in 2006 through 2017.

Credit: Mark Makela for The New York Times

What if the scourge of false news on the internet is not the result of Russian operatives or partisan zealots or computer-controlled bots? What if the main problem is us?

From The New York Times
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