WASHINGTON (AP) — You’ve probably heard the old saying that a lie can make it half way around the world before the truth has time to put on its shoes. That seems to be the deal with Twitter — at least according to a new study. The study from MIT finds that false information on Twitter travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people. And the research says you can’t even blame the bots for this. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology looked at more than 126,000 stories tweeted millions of times between 2006 and the end of 2016 — and found that “fake news sped through Twitter, “farther, faster, deeper and more broadly than the truth.” The scientists found the average false story took about 10 hours to reach 1,500 Twitter users — versus 60 hours for a truthful story. Details of the study are in the latest issue of the journal Science.