Fake news is more popular than the truth

People spread lies more than the truth. An analysis of more than ten year's worth of tweets shows that fake news spreads faster and further on twitter than true stories. The research also suggests that people play a greater role in sharing lies than computer-generated bots. People are gossips and love to pass on stories …

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The fear of shame is stronger than the fear of death

Shame is the most powerful motivator of human behaviour. There are many examples of the power of shame overcoming the fear of death. Shame made Roman soldiers commit suicide rather than suffer the humiliation of defeat. This attitude continues, not only among the Japanese in the Burma campaign in WWII, but shame makes teenagers in …

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