Fake news is 70% more likely to be retweeted than real news -- and people, rather than bots, are mostly to blame -- according to a study just published in Science. To arrive at their findings, the researchers used a data set of “rumor cascades” on Twitter from 2006 to 2017, the magazine reports. “Falsehood also diffused faster than the truth,” it writes. “The degree of novelty and the emotional reactions of recipients may be responsible for the differences observed.”
Google is selling Zagat to restaurant recommendation publisher The Infatuation, The New York Times reports. As the Times reminds us, Google bought Zagat about seven years ago for $151 million. “The company intends to keep Zagat as a separate brand, using it as a user-generated-content counterpart to The Infatuation,” it writes.