Older people more likely to share fake news on Facebook

Older people are almost four times more likely to have shared “fake news” on Facebook than the younger generation, according to research published in the journal Science. On average, American Facebook users over 65 shared nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains as those aged between 18 and 29, researchers from NYU and Princeton found in the study, which also concluded that actually sharing such false content was “a relatively rare activity”.

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