Much of what you read on Twitter is a hoax: Study

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    At least 25 percent of all the news that you get on Twitter is fake, says a new study. Also, the study found that 25 percent of all tweets sent are "not credible", reported.

    Much of what you read on Twitter is a hoax: Study

    For frequent Twitter users this might not come as a surprise. People post false information all the time for various reasons - some inadvertent, others deliberate - such as ignorance about a particular issue or if they are curious to know more about a subject.

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    Some people also have malicious intent to mess with people's heads. For example, researchers found that variations on a 2014 story about "Ebola zombies" were shared by millions despite being quite obviously fake.

    Much of what you read on Twitter is a hoax: Study

    And then there are all the rumours about celebrities, big brands and politicians that hit Twitter every minute.

    The study appeared in The New Scientist.

    Source: IANS

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