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May 13, 2018

During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods

Environment news (via Science Daily):
During disasters, active Twitter users are likely to spread falsehoods. That’s according to new research that examined false tweets from Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing. Researchers found that 86 to 91 percent of active Twitter users spread misinformation, and that nearly as many did nothing to correct it.
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