Thought for the month

“You cannot have freedom without a rule of law ... and if you don't have it, what you tend to get is corruption and that is death to freedom, it's death to truth, it's death to honour, it's death to democracy.”

Margaret Thatcher, 1 October 1996.

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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