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April 6th, 2015 • Quill Archives
Verily, Verily, it’s Time to Verify

Note: This article is partly adapted from the author’s research report, “Lies, Damn Lies and Viral Content: How News Websites Spread (and Debunk) Online Rumors, Unverified Claims and Misinformation.” Download it for free. On Sept. 12, 2014, a rumor spread online that someone had stolen the Batmobile from a Detroit film set.