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Inaccurate headline?

October 20, 2011


I take exception to the title of your article on Facebook and brain size.

This is absolutely what is wrong with journalism today. More Facebook friends is absolutely NOT linked to the size of the brain but to certain regions within the brain, as correctly pointed out on his article.

But the headline link you have on the homepage is misleading and to a degree sensationalized. I expect better from Reuters.

J.S.

It’s a fair point. The story’s actual headline was “More Facebook friends linked to bigger brain areas,” but the home page version was shortened.

We have fixed it: GBU Editor

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