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A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people. And you can't blame bots; it's us, say the authors of the largest study of online misinformation. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT looked at more thanstories tweeted millions of times between and the end of -- 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. Twitter funded the study but had no say in the outcome, according to the researchers.
The scientists calculated that the average false story takes about 10 hours to reach 1, Twitter users, versus about 60 hours for the truth. On average, false information reaches 35 percent more people than true news.
While true news stories almost never got retweeted to 1, people, the top one percent of the false ones got to as many aspeople. And when the researchers looked at how stories cascade -- how they link from one person to another like a family tree -- false information reached as many as 24 generations, while true information maxed out at a dozen.
Concern over bogus stories online has escalated in recent months because of evidence the Russians spread disinformation on social media during the presidential campaign to sow discord in the U.
Social media companies have experimented with using computer algorithms and human fact-checkers to try to weed out false information and abuse online. Twitter, earlier this month, said it is seeking help from outside experts to better deal with the problem. And Facebook this week announced a partnership with The Associated Press to identify and debunk false and misleading stories about the midterm elections.
Nearly two-thirds were false, just under one-fifth were true and the rest were mixed. The six fact-checking websites agreed with each other on classification at least 95 percent of the time, plus two outside researchers did some independent fact-checking to make sure everything was OK, said co-author Sinan Aral, an MIT management professor.
Lead author Soroush Vosoughi, an MIT data scientist, said the three false stories that traveled the farthest and fastest were about a Muslim guard called a hero in the Paris bombings of ; an Iraq war veteran finishing as runner-up to Caitlyn Jenner for an ESPN courage award; and an episode of "The Simpsons" that had a story line in about a Trump presidency.
It was in University of Pennsylvania communications professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a co-founder of factcheck.
The MIT team characterized a story's truth on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being completely false. She also suggested that calling this bogus information "false stories" does not capture how malignant it is.
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Hopefully Mueller can get to the bottom of it. Sometimes reality is crazier than fiction.