Less than you think: Prevalence and predictors of fake news dissemination on Facebook
Year of production: 2019
The research article explores the so-called “ fake news” phenomenon and the growing concerns about the prevalence and effects of misinformation in political campaigns. The authors particularly examine the characteristics associated with sharing false articles during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, via the Facebook social media platform. Some of the main findings indicate that distribution of such news is corelated to the age of the users “on average, users over 65 shared nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains as the youngest age group.”.
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