Do lies really spread faster than truth? Yes, and here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on August 20, 2018


Now that Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s lead attorney in the ongoing Russia probe, has said “truth isn’t truth”, one might usefully ponder people’s affinity for falsehoods. Some little time ago, American columnist Megan McArdle wrote about an interesting new paper from Soroush Vosoughi and Deb Roy of MIT’s Media Lab, and Sinan Aral, a professor … Continue reading “Do lies really spread faster than truth? Yes, and here’s why”

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From 1946, a memo to the future about the Russian view of truth or non-truth

by Rashmee

Posted on March 16, 2018


  In the light of Russia’s centrality to our affairs, it’s worth reading George Kennan’s so-called “long telegram” from Moscow to the US Department of State in 1946. At the time, Kennan was the American charge d’affaires in Moscow. His 8,000-word telegram is seen to have provided one of the most influential underpinnings for America’s Cold … Continue reading “From 1946, a memo to the future about the Russian view of truth or non-truth”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK