M.I.T. Study Says Fake News Is 70 percent More Likely to Spread on Twitter Than Real News

An alarming new study from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seems to prove that false stories on Twitter are 70 percent more likely to be spread by human users of the social media platform than are true stories. The study looked at 126,000 stories shared by 3 million people on Twitter over an eleven year period from 2006 to 2017. read more

New Evidence Emerges That Russian Trolls Kept Romney From Secretary of State Job

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mitt Romney would be Secretary of State if it were not for Russian influence.  

In an article published Thursday morning the Journal reported:

“Weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, Russia-backed online “trolls” flooded social media to try to block Mitt Romney from securing a top job in the incoming administration, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows.” read more

Trump May Be Charged With Witness Tampering As Well As Obstruction of Justice

Late yesterday the New York Times reported that Donald Trump had contacted two witnesses in the Mueller probe.  According to the Times,The special counsel in the Russia investigation has learned of two conversations in recent months in which President Trump asked key witnesses about matters they discussed with investigators, according to three people familiar with the encounters.” read more