Why Rumors Get Shared More Than The Truth and Other Fascinating News on the Web
Regurgitation may be in order. Stay tuned.
1. Rumor Has It
It may not come as a great shock that the viral story about a woman who had a third breast surgically implanted turned out to be a hoax “after it was reported that a three-breast prosthesis had been previously found in the woman’s luggage.” But as is often the case, the correction to the story was shared a lot less than the original. The NYT’s Brendan Nyhan takes a look at why rumors outrace the truth online.
+ You undoubtedly heard that the iPhone 6 has a bending problem. But did you hear that Consumer Reports did a test and found that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are not as bendy as believed. Next week’s headline: The iPhone is Inflexible.
2. Umbrella Stand
Hong Kong residents were promised direct elections by 2017. But Beijing has since ruled that ballot choices will be…
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