The data shows and the intrinsic growth rates confirm that the false rumor spread faster than true rumor.
In an article, ``Why Rumors Outrace the Truth Online,'' in the 29 September 2014 issue of The New York Times by Brendan Nyhan the author says, ``It's no surprise that interesting and unusual claims are often the most widely circulated articles on social media. Who wants to share boring stuff?''
Further, Nyhan says, ``Or take the bizarre but instructive example of the woman who claimed to have had an implant to add a third breast -- clearly an example of an implausible story that was too good to check.''
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