12:00PM Friday 11 January
People over age 65 are most likely to share fake news. Elderly Americans were most likely to share fake news around the election, even after controlling for political affiliation and ideology. Read More »
160 Days Ago Who shares fake news? Until today, conventional wisdom held that posting misinformation to Facebook and other platforms was largely a byproduct of ideology. The more conservative you were in 2016, the argument goes, the more likely you were to share hoaxes.
160 Days Ago 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.
159 Days Ago Users aged 65 and older posted seven times as many articles from fake news sites as adult users 29 and younger, a study published this week found.
160 Days Ago The only people left on Facebook are the people who are worst at using it. A new study from Princeton and New York University delves into how much people share fake news online, and who's doing the sharing.
160 Days Ago A study of American Facebook users has found that older Americans are more likely to share fake news on the social network than its younger users.
159 Days Ago Less than nine percent of Facebook users surveyed shared links to fake news.
160 Days Ago A peer-reviewed study conducted by a trio of Princeton and NYU political scientists and published in Science Advances systematically examined the proliferation of fake news in the 2016 election cycle and found that, contrary to earlier reports, disinformation did not get shared very widely, and that most of it was right-wing, and that the people who shared disinformation of all political orientation were over 65.