Less than you think: Prevalence and predictors of fake news dissemination on Facebook
Researchers Andrew Guess, Jonathan Nagler, and Joshua Tucker published an article in Science Advances (Jan 9th, 2019) that has garnered some media attention. Read an IPA blog post from last month from Pew, Age Matters
Click on the heading above for the article. Alternatively, read the summary press articles:
New York Times
IPA Permalink: https://information-professionals.org/seniors-share-fake-news/
Anecdotally, I can find evidence to support this idea that ‘old’ people pass along fake news more often than younger people.
Regarding the quiz, seemed easy and I scored 10/10 so it was quite a surprise to find that 73% of the public did worse.