Study: Fake Stories 70 Percent More Likely To Spread On Twitter Than Real Ones


A new study conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that false news stories are 70 percent more likely to spread on Twitter than true stories.

MIT researchers looked at roughly 126,000 stories shared by around 3 million people on Twitter from 2006 to 2017.

“Falsehood diffused significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than the truth in all categories of information, and the effects were more pronounced for false political news than for false news about terrorism, natural disasters, science, urban legends, or financial information,” researchers wrote of their findings for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Read more at The Hill.



  1. If CNN, AP, WaPo, NYT, MSNBC, etc. are 95% fake news, Twitter still has the upper hand. Whatever it is, the most reliable news are the alternative, alt-right news media. The ones people who want real news read nowadays.

    CNN can really close shop. They don’t have a single show in the top 20 news shows. They’re paying millions of dollars to be in airports when most people don’t bother looking at them anymore.


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