From the Associated Press:
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology looked at more than 126,000 stories tweeted millions of times between 2006 and the end of 2016 — before Donald Trump took office but during the combative presidential campaign. They found that “fake news” sped through Twitter “farther, faster, deeper and more broadly than the truth in all categories of information,” according to the study in Thursday’s journal Science.
- Fake news spreads faster than true news on Twitter—thanks to people, not bots (Science Magazine, March 8, 2018)
- Study: The spread of true and false news online (Science Magazine, March 9, 2018) (PDF)