Nation Sep 08

Director of MIT’s Media Lab steps down over Epstein ties

The director of a prestigious research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology resigned Saturday, and the school's president ordered an independent investigation amid an uproar over the lab's ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Science Mar 09

The social media company Twitter said it is emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the U.S. who followed accounts linked to the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency accused of trying to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. 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.

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