Researchers Retract Study That Said Fake News Is Just as Likely to Go Viral as the Truth
A paper that claimed the quality of information doesn't factor into how viral it becomes under conditions of "information overload" has been retracted.
'This Is Pure Business. It Has Nothing to Do With Personal Politics': Inside the Hoax Industry
In part two of "Mass Confusion," journalist Adi Renaldi meets the people who create black campaigns and learns how a hoax goes from an operative's Twitter account to trending in a matter of minutes.
The Two Schoolgirls Who Fooled the World Into Believing in Fairies
With some hatpins, cardboard, and a borrowed camera, Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths created the Cottingley Fairies—one of the biggest photographic hoaxes of the 20th century.