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

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A new study by researchers at Princeton and New York University found that people over 65 years old were far more likely to share intentionally false or misleading information on Facebook than all other adults.
    Researchers looked at Facebook posts leading up to the 2016 presidential election and after, checking them for popular news domains known for spreading disinformation.
    The study did find, however, that the practice of sharing so-called fake news was fairly rare in general.
    A recently published study found that Facebook users over 65 years old were far more likely than other adults...
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