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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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