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People More Responsive To 'Fake News,' Study Finds

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.”

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