The rapidity with which falsity travels is proverbial: “Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” wrote Swift in 1710. Yet evidence of this common wisdom has been scarce. A new study from MIT looks at a decade of tweets, and finds that not only is the truth slower to spread, but that the threat of bots and the natural effects of social media are no excuse:… Read More

Source: TechCrunch – Social False news spreads faster than truth online thanks to human nature