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

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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