09 March 2018
Vol 359, Issue 6380

About The Cover

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COVER Data visualization showing the spread of a false (orange) and true (teal) news story through Twitter. Longer lines represent longer retweet cascades, demonstrating the greater breadth and depth at which false news spreads. For further analysis on the dissemination of false news in the digital age, see pages 1094 and 1146. For more on the process behind the cover image, see
Image: Peter Beshai; Data: Soroush Vosoughi, Deb Roy, and Sinan Aral