Science Mar 09

A close-up image showing the app of the micro blogging service Twitter on a smartphone in Manila, Philippines, 20 January 2018. Twitter said it found another 1,062 accounts linked to the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency accused of trying to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The social media company said it is emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the U.S. who followed one of these accounts or retweeted or liked a Tweet from these accounts during the election period. Photo by Richard James Mendoza/NurPhoto via Getty Images
False news travels 6 times faster on Twitter than truthful news

False news -- inaccurate information presented as truth or opinion presented as fact -- is 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than information that faithfully reports actual events, according to a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Politics Jan 26

File photo of President Donald Trump by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
Trump denies Times report that he ordered Mueller fired

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump demanded the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June but backed down after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign, according to a New York Times report that Trump quickly dismissed Friday as…

Jul 12

What can you do to combat "fake news"? And how do we help kids get savvy about what they're reading? You can start by not lumping all dubious content into one category called fake news, says Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, executive…

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