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Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study


Facebook users over 65 shared "nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains" as 18 to 29-year-olds, according to a new study. — AFP Relaxnews

Facebook users over 65 shared "nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains" as 18 to 29-year-olds, according to a new study. — AFP Relaxnews

Facebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Jan 9. 

Researchers from Princeton University and New York University analysed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share their data in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. 

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