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Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 05:34:11 -0500

Facebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers from Princeton University and New York University analyzed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share their data in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. In fact, users over 65 - regardless of political affiliations - shared "nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains" as 18 to read the full story...

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