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90% of ‘Active’ Twitter Users Spread Falsehoods During Disasters: Study

Nearly 90 percent of Twitter’s ‘active’ users tend to spread falsehoods in the case of public emergencies or disasters, a study of more than 20,000 tweets has found. The researchers found that 86-91 percent of the users spread false news, either by retweeting or liking the original post. Five to 9 percent sought to confirm the false news, typically… Read More »

Fake News on Twitter 70 Percent More Likely to Be Retweeted Than True News: Study

False news stories spread much more quickly and widely on Twitter than truthful ones, an imbalance driven more by people than automated “bot” accounts, researchers said on Thursday. A study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab examining about 126,000 stories shared by some 3 million people on Twitter from 2006 to 2017 found that false news… Read More »

WhatsApp allows teens to better express themselves, reveals study

WhatsApp groups may allow teenagers to better express themselves and develop closer relationships with their peers than classroom interactions, a new study has found. Youngsters around the world use the WhatsApp application as a means of interpersonal and group communication. Most of them spend many hours in this virtual world, particularly in the evening and at night when… Read More »

Facebook Study Said to Help Target Insecure Australian Children for Advertising

Facebook has reportedly monitored the posts of Australian children and used algorithms in a secret study to identify and exploit them by allowing advertisers to target them during their most vulnerable moments. Leaked internal documents obtained by The Australian outline how the social network can target “moments when young people need a confidence boost” by monitoring posts, pictures… Read More »

Nearly Half of Smartphone Gamers Are Women: Facebook Study

Smartphones are the most used gaming device for people globally – and across 12 countries, 47 percent of all smartphone players are now women, a Facebook study has revealed, adding that gaming on mobile devices is increasingly becoming popular among women. Facebook’s data analysis and storytelling team FacebookIQ commissioned market research company TNS to survey people ages 18-plus… Read More »

Facebook ‘Reactions’ still to find takers: Study

 The additional “Reaction” buttons that social media giant Facebookintroduced next to the “Like” button this year have failed to charm users, a study has found. The study by social media analytics and benchmarking tool for professionals Quintly found that “Reaction” emoticons are underused till date. Quintly filtered 130,000 posts and found that users rarely take the time to… Read More »