“The study provides a variety of ways of quantifying this phenomenon: For instance, false news stories are 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than true stories are. It also takes true stories about six times as long to reach 1,500 people as it does for false stories to reach the same number of people. When it comes to Twitter’s “cascades,” or unbroken retweet chains, falsehoods reach a cascade depth of 10 about 20 times faster than facts. And falsehoods are retweeted by unique users more broadly than true statements at every depth of cascade”
Un interessante articolo uscito sul sito divulgativo del Massachusetts Institute of Technology mostra gli allarmanti risultati di uno studio, effettuato in collaborazione con Twitter, sul coefficente di viralità, in rete, delle notizie false rispetto a notizie supportate da fonti attendibili.