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You Can’t Handle the Truth—at Least on Twitter

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False information is about 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than faithful reports of actual events, researchers find.
False news—which the study defines as either inaccurate information presented as truth or opinion presented as fact—is on average about 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than information that faithfully reports actual events, the researchers found.
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Scientific American

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