RaGa meets Twitter-CEO to discuss ways to tackle fake news
Amid the alarming rise of fake news on social media, Congress President Rahul Gandhi met Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today, where the website co-founder apparently explained to him the steps being taken to tackle fake news.
Gandhi, taking to Twitter, said Dorsey "dropped in" to chat today morning.
He also put out his pictures with the Twitter chief on the microblogging site.
Twitter has grown into most dominant 'conversations' platform globally: RaGa
Jack Dorsey, the Co Founder CEO of Twitter dropped in to chat this morning. Twitter has grown into the most dominant “conversations” platform globally. Jack explained some of the steps being taken to keep those conversations healthy to tackle the menace of fake news. @jack pic.twitter.com/TCkj6st4rl— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 12, 2018
False-news 70% more likely to be retweeted than true ones
A recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States has reported that false news is 70% more likely to be retweeted on Twitter than the true ones.
And sadly, it takes true stories around six times as long to reach 1,500 people, as it takes for false stories to reach the same number of people, the report said.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey