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Study finds false stories travel way faster than the truth
by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer
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8 March 2018
On 8 March 2018 The Associated Press reported:
Twitter loves lies. A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people.
Global Good News service views this news as the failure of modern science systems.
Such 'flops' highlight the need for more intelligent, evolutionary, Natural Law based, life-supporting systems.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology looked at more than 126,000 stories tweeted millions of times between 2006 and the end of 2016 -- before Donald Trump took office but during the combative presidential campaign. They found that 'fake news' sped through Twitter 'farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than the truth in all categories of information,' according to the study in Thursday's journal Science.
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