How fake news is changing the internet

Fake news has been linked to extremist politics, social
division, mob violence and crime. Who’s to blame?

Old people, apparently.

A new
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.

China’s
WeChat found similar results
on that network and also concluded
that country folk are more likely to share fake news than city
slickers.


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Source: FS – All Tech News 2
How fake news is changing the internet