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Social Media Rumors To Be Assessed Using Online Lie Detector
2014-02-20 08:24:46

Rumors have been a staple of society for nearly as long as humans have been speaking. But with the advent of the Internet and social media, rumors have spread like wildfire. And whether true or false, rumors do spread fast, often with far-reaching consequences.

2013-08-03 23:03:15

fishbat, one of the nation’s leading online marketing companies, releases the newest edition of “fishbat Splash,” which discusses a new Twitter-themed Hotel and Facebook’s TV-style ad

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2011-03-07 14:25:00

One form of internet communication – e-mail – seems to have troubling consequences for the spread and belief of rumors.

2010-10-14 14:01:55

People who believe false rumors about the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero in New York City not only are more likely to oppose that project – they are more likely to oppose building of a mosque in their own neighborhood.

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2010-08-31 10:25:00

There’s something beyond plain old ignorance that motivates Americans to believe President Obama is a Muslim, according to a first-of-its-kind study of smear campaigns led by a Michigan State University psychologist.

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2010-03-10 12:25:00

Exposure to news media has long been thought to help create a more informed and politically educated citizenry, but a new University of Georgia study finds that media exposure did little to correct a significant misperception during the most recent presidential campaign.

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2009-08-26 20:14:54

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2009-03-12 09:18:23

Chris Brown's manager is denying claims a text message she sent to the U.S.

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2008-11-02 11:37:48

With just two days before the presidential election, gossip, lies, insinuation and attacks are being posted on the Internet in hopes that these fallacies will influence voters before they head to the polls on November 4th.

2008-09-16 00:00:09

By Shannon Warren Perfectly nice, honest people can pass along some of the nastiest rumors. It's not out of malicious boredom, for there are plenty of interesting headlines to discuss. After all, this past week, there were accusations about an alleged sex scandal at the Mineral Management Service.


Word of the Day
ponerology
  • An interdisciplinary study of social injustice.
The word 'ponerology' was coined by Andrzej Łobaczewski, a Polish psychiatrist. It comes from a Greek word meaning "evil".