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New Study Says Fake News Spreads Faster

New Study Says Fake News Spreads Faster

A new study carried out by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showed that fake news is more often retweeted by humans than bots. The study involved 126,000 rumors and false news items spread via Twitter in the past 11 years. ¬†According to Professor Sinan Aral, a co-author of the study, people tend to find fake news as more novel, and tend to share it more readily. ¬† Prof. Aral, Soroush Vosoughi and associate professor Deb Roy began the study in 2013 in the aftermath of the Boston marathon bombing. They found that false news stories were 70% more […]