The spread of true and false news online

@article{Vosoughi2018TheSO,
  title={The spread of true and false news online},
  author={Soroush Vosoughi and Deb K. Roy and Sinan Aral},
  journal={Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={359},
  pages={1146 - 1151}
}
Lies spread faster than the truth There is worldwide concern over false news and the possibility that it can influence political, economic, and social well-being. To understand how false news spreads, Vosoughi et al. used a data set of rumor cascades on Twitter from 2006 to 2017. About 126,000 rumors were spread by ∼3 million people. False news reached more people than the truth; the top 1% of false news cascades diffused to between 1000 and 100,000 people, whereas the truth rarely diffused to… Expand
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