Older Adults Are More Susceptible to 'Fake News' Than Younger People
Older Adults Are More Susceptible to 'Fake News' Than Younger People A new study says that compared
to their younger counterparts, people 65 and older share "fake news" articles more often on social media.
The study was published in the journal, 'Science Advances,'
by a research team from NYU and Princeton.
For results, people of different
age groups, young and old, shared
their profiles with the team.
Researchers then looked into how many of the accounts had shared articles that were considered "fake news." Observed posts were mostly before the 2016 presidential election.
For those over 65, the study found that 11% had
spread a "fake news" article at one point in the past.
that people who identify as Republicans
were more likely to share them.
They add that those who consider themselves politically independent also spread more "fake news" than Democrats.