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With news headlines prompting readers to question if Twitter causes a decay in one’s moral fabric, ScienceBloggers are attempting to set the record straight. As Jessica Palmer from Bioephemera explains, the mainstream media got wind of a press release from the University of Southern California, the author of which jumped to conclusions based on hypothetical speculations in the ‘future applications’ section of a neuroscience paper unrelated to Twitter. The press release claimed the networking tool “might reduce the frequency of full experience of such emotions, with potentially negative consequences.” Palmer responded: “Apparently very few people thought it was necessary to check the facts.”

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