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For example, falsehoods reached 1,500 people six times more rapidly than truth.
Such sites create the impression that the falsehoods being spread are legitimate news items.
Here, you will find our attempt at a comprehensive catalogue of the falsehoods that Barack Obama told while he was president.
Add that to growing list of falsehoods, Mashbale reported.
The fascinating book Rumor, Fear and the Madness of Crowds (New York: Ballantine, 1959) details accounts of mass hysteria based on falsehoods, from the sacking of a convent in the 1830s based on stories that young women were being imprisoned against their will, to Orson Wells' War of the Worlds radio broadcast and the anti-Communist hunt of Joseph McCarthy.
But falsehoods -- untruths presented as "alternative facts," even if that phrase was only coined Sunday --  from the White House are nothing new.
It just shows what a stale, empty, creature of the establishment the Labour Party has become that it sees nothing wrong in parroting Tory falsehoods to its core supporters.
But he was subjected to many falsehoods, and a great deal of disrespect," she complained.
His claims about Labour are just a smokescreen of desperate falsehoods to divert attention from the Government's failure.
I'm so happy Clive McFarlane cleared up the falsehoods of Obamacare.
18 ( ANI ): A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh criticized Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of resorting to falsehoods and twisting facts for political gain, the latter hit back at the ruling party on Monday, saying that Congress leaders run a factory to manufacture lies.
Such claims must be treated with a huge amount of scepticism; it is just over a decade since we were sold the war in Iraq on similar falsehoods.