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What sort of news travels fastest online? Bad news, you won’t be shocked to hear

What sort of news travels fastest online? Bad news, you won’t be shocked to hear

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When one news publisher has a story about something bad — a disaster, a death, or just general terribleness — other publishers move more quickly to match it than they do with good news. As the old newsroom saw puts it, a thousand planes landing safely isn’t a story. One plane that doesn’t is. That …

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