The Broad Perspective

Attracted to the Lie

March 27, 2018

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host, Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

Attracted to the Lie

False stories travel much faster than truth


A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people.  (MIT study on online misinformation)

 The average false story takes about 10 hours to reach 1,500 Twitter users, versus about 60 hours for the truth.  On the average, false information reaches 35% more people that true news.


What is with the proliferation of bogus stories?

Is there a difference is the frequency of “bots”  (automated accounts) and humans forwarding false information?

Does Russia play a role in the misinformation?



China and the Petro Yuan

What is the significance?