how fake news spreads


 Sapna Maheshwari, writing about the spread of fake news in NYT.

Here, The New York Times deconstructs how Mr. Tucker’s now-deleted declaration on Twitter the night after the election turned into a fake-news phenomenon. It is an example of how, in an ever-connected world where speed often takes precedence over truth, an observation by a private citizen can quickly become a talking point, even as it is being proved false.


The story of how one man, with one tweet, launched a thousand thousand vessels of truthiness.


Fantastic and fantastical.