If The Viral Tweet Is Funny, Who Cares If It’s True?

It’s almost as if fiction exists.

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Over the past five or so years of actively using Twitter, I’ve noticed this obsession with “true” stories. If a funny story goes viral, the first question many people ask is, “did this really happen?” I can’t figure out why this matters so much to people. Recently I saw a comedian’s tweet go viral and several people alleged that the tweeter…