Thought for the month

“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” Edmund Burke, politician (1729 – 97).

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Elvis is alive
... and Melania Trump has a body double. An MIT study indicates that falsehood diffuses significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than the truth. This rapid dissemination of false news is not just accountable to algorithms and bots or a few powerful social media influencers. It is mainly down to us. Apparently false news is more novel and we are more likely to share novel information within our network.

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