Before we proceed, let's pause for a moment to define our terms.
The researchers also found a connection between the "novelty" of a bit of news and the likelihood that a Twitter user retweeted it.
We urge the platforms to collaborate with independent academics on evaluating the scope of the fake news issue and the design and effectiveness of interventions.
And the reason we do it, according to the researchers, is to avoid being boring. False news spread despite these differences, not because of them, the researchers said.
During President Obama's tenure, one false tweet claimed that he had been injured in an explosion.
"Twitter became our main source of news", said Dr Vosoughi. In the wake of the recent Parkland school shooting, YouTube has started banning accounts that spread the rumors that the teenagers now advocating for gun control are "crisis actors".
The researchers examined what are known as Twitter "cascades" - unbroken retweet chains - and charted how they were spreading.
Vosoughi, Roy and Aral used this framework to map the spread of information on Twitter since its creation in 2006 all the way through to a year ago. These accounts, either partially or fully automated, have been a key tool in helping to spread misinformation and manipulate people.
Call it the curse of the Internet age: Lies spread farther, faster, deeper and more broadly than the truth. As a column that I write every day, I routinely read or see interesting stories that I think are absolutely bonkers, only to find out with a little more research that their bonkers because they are entirely untrue.
False news was also more likely to be "viral".
A computer program compared the language in the retweets to the language in the tweets seen within 60 days and produced a score that determined how novel the retweet was from the other content. Tweets of false stories came way out on top, indicating they were more novel than the truth. As Menczer and his colleagues point out in their commentary, topics of concern to the public, such as vaccinations and nutrition, are susceptible to fakenews, too. Also, the time it took for a true rumor cascade to reach a depth of 10 was almost 10 times longer than the time it took for a false rumor cascade to reach a depth of 19.
Of the 126,000 cascades, politics comprised the biggest news category, with about 45,000, followed by urban legends, business, terrorism, science, entertainment, and natural disasters. When they factored the bots into the study, the researchers found that the bots didn't distinguish between fakenews and the truth.
What makes false news so much more enticing than true news? "We then looked for tweets spreading that rumor".
Next, the researchers drilled into the replies to tweets, analyzing the emotional content based on some 32,000 hashtags and phrases and their associations with anger, fear, anticipation, trust, surprise, sadness, joy, and disgust. Congress and the FBI are investigating evidence that Russian and other foreign users deliberately flooded social media with untrue reports and posts meant to mislead people about political candidates.
The new agreement calls on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to put together an observer mission to monitor the elections . The coalition of right-wing parties known as the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) says it intends to boycott the elections .
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The 30-year Treasury yield, which is more influenced by expectations for inflation , fell to 3.14 percent from 3.16 percent. It had been bouncing between modest gains and losses but the losses accelerated after Powell began answering questions.
He said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was "obsessed with grabbing power using big money to create an opportunistic alliance". The NPP leader made a dramatic turnaround in the Assembly Election and was selected as the Chief Minister.
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South Korea's foreign ministry said it had been aware Yun planned to step down and that it had highly appreciated his work. Senior national security officials believe a nuclear armed Pyongyang represents an unacceptable risk to the US.
Nevertheless, Brown warned: "This is basically going to war against the state of California , the engine of the American economy". But the lawsuit itself was filed yesterday afternoon in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California .
The BJP and its allies already rule Assam , Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, while the Congress is in power in Mizoram. The Left Front's tally has now been reduced to 16 as opposed to 50 seats that it won in the last assembly polls .
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With the state witnessing a hung Assembly, the BJP has emerged as the kingmaker being wooed by both the main regional parties. This took place in the presence of Union Health Minister Jagat Prasad Nadda and BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh.
Ultimately, the Multnomah County District Attorney declined to press charges citing insufficient evidence. Through an attorney, Cuban strongly denied the allegations in a statement to the Willamette Week .
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The Seattle Mariners are working to finalize a one-year contract agreement with Ichiro Suzuki , according to a source. He signed with them in 2001 and earned 10 American League All-Star bids and 10 Gold Gloves in 11½ seasons.
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Millions of customers buy all kinds of "stuff" (paging the late, great George Carlin!) from Amazon on their computers and phones. The company is reportedly in talks with big banks like JPMorgan Chase about partnering on the potential product.
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