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Older Americans are disproportionately more likely to share fake news on Facebook, according to a new analysis by researchers at New York and Princeton Universities. Older users shared more fake news than younger ones regardless of education, sex, race, income, or how many links they shared. In fact, age predicted their behavior better than any other characteristic — including party affiliation.....


https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/9/18174631/old-people-fake-news-facebook-share-nyu-princeton


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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 08:34:43 PM »
I find that really hard to believe.  I've just been on another social platform, being lectured to by leftists and most of them are young.  As, in AOC age.
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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 08:46:39 PM »
That's because the over 65 crowd is who uses Facebook anymore.

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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 08:53:40 PM »
I find that really hard to believe.  I've just been on another social platform, being lectured to by leftists and most of them are young.  As, in AOC age.
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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 08:58:39 PM »
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I don't use Facebook; too busy for that.

Same here, but because it depresses me too know that much about other people. 
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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 09:18:07 PM »
I had to take a couple weeks off Bookface.  I was between houses and I didn't have WiFi in the Castle yet.  Got it now!
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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 09:29:31 PM »
What is a Facebook. One of those porn sites?

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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 09:32:41 PM »
What is a Facebook. One of those porn sites?

Yes, yes it is.  Of a different sort, and one that you probably wouldn't enjoy.
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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 09:35:49 PM »
Yes, yes it is.  Of a different sort, and one that you probably wouldn't enjoy.

Good to know. :cool:

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 09:54:48 PM »
Good to know. :cool:

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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 10:31:10 PM »
Yes, yes it is.  Of a different sort, and one that you probably wouldn't enjoy.

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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 01:33:55 AM »
What are the age, education and political leanings, of those "fake news" creators?


What are the age, education and political leanings, of those conducting the study?


Another hypothesis; older people came from eras with more honest news media.


The media has grown more biased and dishonest.

Older people mistakenly might think the internet is one big honest fun thing, instead of the dishonest, deceptive, manipulative, exploitive thing it really is.


 
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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 10:21:44 AM »
My wife encouraged me to get on FB. So I joined and read some of the postings, made friends, made a few comments etc.
It's great.....I mean where else can you find out immediately that a grandchild or great granddaughter just made their first bowel movement?  I'm hooked.  Plus, one of my aunts makes daily inspirational postings  which have utterly transformed my life.  Like making sure to rotate my tires every other oil change.  22222frying pan

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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 11:11:35 AM »
This is unsurprising considering the <nope> crap like Natural News.
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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 04:40:12 PM »
My cousin is one of the worst.  He posts articles and shares crap that shouldn't pass anybody's smell test.  Then he will turn around and post links to "hoax slayer" to warn everyone about hoaxes that, again, nobody would be fooled by.  And don't get me started about all of the friend requests he accepted during the 2016 campaign with profile pics of younger scantily clad women.  No, those beauties do not want to be your friend, they aren't even real!

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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2019, 06:40:12 PM »
My cousin is one of the worst.  He posts articles and shares crap that shouldn't pass anybody's smell test.  Then he will turn around and post links to "hoax slayer" to warn everyone about hoaxes that, again, nobody would be fooled by.  And don't get me started about all of the friend requests he accepted during the 2016 campaign with profile pics of younger scantily clad women.  No, those beauties do not want to be your friend, they aren't even real!

Are you and @corbe cousins?
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Re: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2019, 03:44:30 PM »
Funny how so many took this personally and got triggered- especially as it was very clear in the article that it wasn't even differentiated by party affiliation.

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regardless of education, sex, race, income, or how many links they shared. In fact, age predicted their behavior better than any other characteristic — including party affiliation.....


Two of the most notorious sites on Facebook for creating fake news- both for the sole purpose of trolling the other side, is Occupy Democrats on the left and America's Freedom Fighters (and about a dozen other pages that seem to have been started by the same group on the right). Go to either page and look at the comments and shares. Old lefties and old righties both share bogus news- even when some are obviously fake (the latter site mentioned above even puts in small print on many fake articles that it is fake). In the same comments, it is usually younger people who are mocking them for falling for it or sharing it.


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