Baby boomers share nearly 7 times as many fake news articles on Facebook as adults under 30 new study finds

5c375fc2bd773076027d60c2 2732 1366 500x250 Baby boomers share nearly 7 times as many fake news articles on Facebook as adults under 30, new study finds

A new study by researchers at Princeton and New York University found that people over 65 were most likely to share fake news on social media.

Baby boomers share nearly 7 times as many ‘fake news’ articles on Facebook as adults under 30, new study finds originally appeared on Internet-D on April 24, 2019.


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    Gropegrope

    Duh….they’re more likely to be conservatives…

    Wollocks

    Surely this is fake news???

    Brevity Truta

    source: Facebook Demographic Report page 5

    mwildish

    “The study drew its list of “fake news domains” from a list assembled by the journalist Craig Silverman of BuzzFeed News. ”

    So Buzzfeed is a credible source to determine what is fake news? Really?

    tiki god

    I absolutely abhore the fact they did this, but “BuzzFeed News” is an actual new agency with legit reporters and “Buzzfeed” is the meme and animated images crap site that everyone loves to hate on.

    mwildish

    How can an academic paper that presumably wants to be taken seriously use a news outlets list of ‘fake news’ sites. I would not trust any list from a news site that is giving its opinion on other news sites. Were these academics so lazy that they could not be bothered to do any research on their own? This is just a worthless paper that appeals to people who want to believe they are better than other people.