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Why fake news outruns truth on Twitter

A study published in the journal Science provides hard evidence that fake news — or, to use the researchers’ preferred term, false news — spreads via Twitter significantly more rapidly than verified news. What’s more, MIT scientists found that humans, not bots, are mostly to … Continue reading

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@BoeingCEO gets ready for Twitter takeoff

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s corporate Twitter account has lain fallow like an Iowa farm field ever since he took over the top post in mid-2015, but now it’s time for @BoeingCEO to sing out. Muilenburg, who also serves as Boeing’s chairman and president, … Continue reading

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Twitter blocks 50,000 bots linked to Russia

Twitter says it has followed through on its commitment to Congress by identifying and suspending more than 50,000 automated accounts linked to Russian agents – and alerting 677,775 Twitter users in the U.S. who followed those accounts, or retweeted or … Continue reading

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Court ruling puts Trump in all-caps mode

President Donald Trump wasn’t the only one hitting the all-caps key after word got out that a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order on an immigration crackdown. “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS … Continue reading

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National park goes rogue with climate tweets

Badlands National Park tweeted the inconvenient truth about climate change today, despite the Trump administration’s crackdown on environmental outreach. And the Twittersphere went wild. The South Dakota park’s staff typically focuses its Twitter account on bighorn sheep and the like, … Continue reading

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Twitter truce? Jeff Bezos gives props to SpaceX

Rocket launches can sometimes turn into flame wars, as shown by last year’s Twitter tug of war between space-minded billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. The rivalry behind Bezos’ Blue Origin and Musk’s SpaceX has been going on for years, flaring … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos tweets for the first time

The flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship on an uncrewed trip to space and back may be history-making, but here’s a first that’s almost as big for social media: Jeff Bezos’ maiden tweet. The rarest of beasts – … Continue reading

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