False news stories are 70% more likely to be retweeted on Twitter than true ones

And experts say people, not bots, appear to be the cause......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 14th, 2018

False stories travel way faster on Twitter than true ones do, study finds

False news stories travel faster and farther on Twitter than true ones do, according to a new MIT study in this week's issue of the journal S.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 9th, 2018

Fake news is 70% more likely to be shared on Twitter than true stories, ‘stunned’ MIT researchers find

And experts say not enough is being done to fix it......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 9th, 2018

False news 70 percent more likely to spread on Twitter: study

False news stories spread much more quickly and widely on Twitter than truthful ones, an imbalance driven more by people than automated "bot" accounts, researchers said on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 8th, 2018

False charges of ‘Fake News’ Are Harming Our Free Press

Conservative politicians cry ‘Fake news!’ whenever there are true stories unfavorable to them......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 19th, 2017

Teen Uses Twitter to Attack Detectives She Says Raped Her, a Rare and New Move in a Sexual Assault Case

After news broke that authorities were investigating the alleged rape, the teen retweeted news stories and said, “SHARE THIS, yes its about me.”.....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 31st, 2017

Trump: "Fake News Media Has Never Been So Wrong Or So Dirty", Slams 9th Circuit

Trump wasted little time before launching his opening salvos on Twitter on Tuesday morning, when the President first went after the "Fake News Media" just after 6:30am, accusing the press of publishing false stories. "The Fake News Media has .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 13th, 2017

Where"s The Proof Big Sean Cheated on Jhené Aiko? Twitter Wants To Know

“Sorry, but nothing about you guy's fan fiction stories are true... I still love you tho,” she tweeted......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMar 13th, 2018

7 people who survived gruesome attacks and put serial killers behind bars

Ap/7 News Like many today, I'm thoroughly obsessed with watching, reading about, and listening to stories of true crime. From "Dateline" and "Serial" to "Making a Murderer" and "The Confession Tapes," I can't quite get enough of this sordid form of.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 9th, 2018

People, Not Bots, Spread Fake News Faster

One person's fake news is another person's truth. That is not the same as saying one is false and the other is true. A new report looks a how and how fast falsehoods and truth spread through social........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstMar 9th, 2018

Psychology Finally Has an Explanation for Why False Stories Spread Like Fire on Twitter

The biggest threat to truth doesn't come from technology. It comes from two natural human tendencies......»»

Category: topSource: incMar 9th, 2018

Fake news spreads "farther, faster, deeper" than truth, study finds

Twitter bots are not to blame — people seem to respond more strongly to false information, which tends to be more novel......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMar 8th, 2018

Twitter executive on fake news: "We are not the arbiters of truth"

Users can't get angry about false information if Twitter is open about its nonexistent fact-checking, right?.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 8th, 2018

Twitter Stories Is Coming, And That’s Bad for Snap Inc Stock

InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Tra.....»»

Category: topSource: investorplaceJan 29th, 2018

Facebook Considers Prioritizing Trustworthy News Sources in Feed

Facebook is considering changing how it prioritizes news stories in users’ feeds to give better placement to media outlets deemed more trustworthy, as the company continues efforts to limit the exposure of false news......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJan 11th, 2018

"Fake news": wide reach, little impact, says study

False stories were a small fraction of the participants' overall news diet.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 2nd, 2018

Facebook Will Stop Labeling Fake News Because It Backfired, Made More Users Believe Hoaxes

The company on Wednesday announced that it will stop its short-lived practice of labeling misleading or false stories as “disputed.".....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 21st, 2017

Google Just Announced a Plan to Kill Fake News. Here Are 8 Ways They"ll Win the War

Fake news has gone from a blip on the radar to a full-fledged phenomenon. Here's what Google is doing to prevent false stories from appearing as credible news in search results......»»

Category: topSource: incDec 12th, 2017

Google Just Made a Big Move to Kill Fake News. Here"s the Plan to Take It Down.

Fake news has gone from a blip on the radar to a full-fledged phenomenon. Here's what Google is doing to prevent false stories from appearing as credible news in search results......»»

Category: topSource: incDec 12th, 2017

Fox News tweets correction after Twitter users flag error

Fox News corrected a demonstrably false report the network aired on Sunday about MSNBC's coverage of the Kate Steinle verdict after social media users pointed out the error......»»

Category: topSource: cnnDec 4th, 2017

Google, Facebook join news firms to identify trustworthy sources

Microsoft and Twitter also agreed to participate in the "Trust Project" with some 75 news organisations to tag news stories which meet standards for ethics and transparency.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardNov 17th, 2017