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Mar 6, 2017

How can you tell if a tweet is credible?

It turns out that the more emotional a tweet is, the more likely it is to be believed, writes freelance journalist Anthea Batsakis.

Event: TransAsia Plane Crash

TWEET 1: Dashcams capture apparent footage of Taiwanese plane crash. Crash video may hold crucial clues.

TWEET 2: Hard to believe photos purporting to show #TransAsia plane crash in Taiwan are real. But maybe. Working to verify.

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