Fake news has been linked to extremist politics, social
division, mob violence and crime. Who’s to blame?
Old people, apparently.
study found that Facebook users over the age of 65 are far more
likely to share fake news than younger users. The reasons for this
include a lack of digital media literacy by people who didn’t
grow up with the internet and age-related cognitive decline.
WeChat found similar results on that network and also concluded
that country folk are more likely to share fake news than city
Source: FS – All Tech News 2
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