"It took the truth about six times as long as falsehood to reach 1,500 people".
In further analysis of the data, the researchers took out information spread by automated social media accounts, or "bots", and found that the findings still stood when these programmed accounts were removed.
By every common metric, falsehood consistently dominates the truth on Twitter, the study finds: Fake news and false rumors reach more people, penetrate deeper into the social network, and spread much faster than accurate stories.
"False news is more novel, and people are more likely to share novel information", one of the study's co-authors, Professor Sinan Aral, quantified.
Researchers looked at 126,000 stories on Twitter, tweeted by around 3.5 million users more than 4.5 million times between 2006 and 2017.
Of the 126,000 cascades, politics comprised the biggest news category, with about 45,000, followed by urban legends, business, terrorism, science, entertainment, and natural disasters.
Deb Roy, an associate professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab and director of the Media Lab's Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM), said: "These findings shed new light on fundamental aspects of our online communication ecosystem". "Whereas false stories inspired fear, disgust, and surprise in replies, true stories inspired anticipation, sadness, joy, and trust".
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Google to rebrand Android Wear as 'Wear OS'
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The most common subject matter was false political news.
In the study, Aral started with around 3000 stories which were classified as facts or fiction by some of the fact-checking companies like Snopes, PolitiFact, and FactCheck.
The problem we are facing, Pennycook said, is that people going through the checkout aisle know the supermarket tabloids aren't hard, vetted news - but on Twitter and Facebook everything looks the same.
In a related study about fake news, carried out at Northeastern University in Boston, the authors highlighted the fact that people often prefer to believe and share information that supports their own preexisting views, exacerbating the problem. Almost two-thirds were false, just under one-fifth were true, and the rest were mixed.
The wide-ranging study was concerned with how so-called "fake news", deliberately falsified news stories based off pure fabrication or poorly authenticated sources, spread so rapidly over the internet.
So while the researchers "cannot claim that novelty causes retweets" by itself, as they state in the paper, the surprise people register when they see false news fits with the idea that the novelty of falsehoods may be an important part of their propagation. Aral says the result is "very scary" in civic terms, while Roy is a bit more sanguine. "What I'm saying is that human beings have more responsibility than we may have thought, and that actually changes the way that we would think about solutions".
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology also found that fake news was more commonly re-tweeted by humans than bots.
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England struggled at the breakdown but Daly landed a 53-metre penalty to double their advantage midway through the first half. This was a real game of attrition and while the backline remained shackled, the match was won and lost at the breakdown.
A Delhi court on Monday sent Karti Chidambaram to judicial custody till March 24 in the INX Media case, ANI reported. Karti was arrested on his return from the United Kingdom in connection with the FIR lodged on May 15 a year ago .
If the sight of blood makes you queasy, then you're going to want to leave this story now because things are about to get bloody. Well, we now know how bad the injury was, and let's just say it was gruesome. "It's been such a great love for me".
Hand was charged as a fugitive from justice based on an arrest warrant issued for the murder of Gilpin, according to police. The Medical Examiner ruled she died from a massive skull fracture and the manner of her death was ruled to be a homicide .
Police said they have reclassified that investigation as a homicide, and can not rule out that the two explosions aren't related. Police did not identify the teenager or the woman and have not released any details about Monday's package.
The details of Trump's potential legal action against " 60 Minutes " were detailed in a Buzzfeed report . The suit claims the agreement is not valid because it does not carry the president's signature .
The mining sector, however, registered negligible growth of 0.1 per cent, as compared to 8.6 per cent rise in January past year . It had increased its inflation projection to 4.3-4.7% in H2FY18 as compared to its earlier projections of 4.2-4.6%.
Insurgents in Afghanistan have occupied a region headquarters in western Farah district, according to an official. The CEO also said in order to achieve peace, political tension in the country needs to be resolved.
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Xbox One S and X Gaining AMD Radeon FreeSync Support
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Iowa's unemployment rate steady at 2.9 percent
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