• Older People Are More Likely To Believe Fake News - And Share It

    5 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    A new study found that older people are more likely to share fake news
    You might want to have a quick check-in with some of the older folks in your life. According to a new report from Science Advances , people aged 65 and older are more likely to believe and share fake news online. Soooo...yikes.
    The report found that 11% of people aged 65 and older shared fake news on Facebook during the presidential election in 2016. That's more falsehoods than people between the ages of 45-65 spread. It also stacks higher than the slim 3% of people between the ages of 18-29 who shared B.S. stories on...
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  • Fake news shared by very few, but those over 65 more likely to pass on such stories

    Fake news shared by very few, but those over 65 more likely to pass on such stories

    5 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    A small percentage of Americans, less than 9 percent, shared links to so-called 'fake news' sites on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election campaign, but this behavior was disproportionately common among people over the age of 65, according to a new study.
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