Facebook and fake news: elderly more likely to spread misinformation - CNET (page 2)

Older Americans are disproportionately more likely to share fake news on Facebook, according to a new analysis by researchers at New York and Princeton Universities. Older users shared more fake news than younger ones regardless of education, sex, race, income, or how many links they shared. In fact, age predicted their behavior better than any other characteristic ó including party affiliation. The role of fake news in influencing voter behavior has been debated continuously since Donald Trumpís surprising victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. At least one study has found that pro-Trump fake news likely persuaded some people to vote for him over Clinton, influencing the electionís outcome. Another study found that relatively few people... Continue reading…

Facebook and fake news: elderly more likely to spread misinformation - CNET

Facebook users aged 65 and over shared more fake news than younger users during the 2016 US presidential election season, a new study found.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from CNET

People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds

Older Americans are disproportionately more likely to share fake news on Facebook, according to a new analysis by researchers at New York and Princeton Universities. Older users ...

Wed 9 Jan 19 from The Verge

Right wing pensioners are SEVEN TIMES more likely to spread fake news

Ninety per cent of people did not share fake news during the US 2016 election but those who did were nearly a fifth (18 per cent) republicans aged 65 or over.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Daily Mail

Your sweet old grandma might be inadvertently spreading Russian propaganda

Older Americans are more likely to share fake news on Facebook, researchers say. A study of American Facebook users has found that older Americans are more likely to share fake news on the social ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Fastcompany Tech

Older adults more likely to share fake news: Study

The study also found that more Republicans, than Democrats, share fake news.

Thu 10 Jan 19 from The Hindu

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