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Older Adults Are More Susceptible to 'Fake News' Than Younger People

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Older Adults Are More Susceptible to 'Fake News' Than Younger People

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.

Researchers say 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.

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