New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Savvy Senior: How Seniors Can Spot Fake News

 

July 8, 2019



Dear Savvy Senior,

I recently read that seniors are the number one purveyor of fake news on the Internet. Is this true, or is it fake news too? If it’s true, how can seniors go about spotting fake news?

Faked Out Senior

Dear Faked Out,

Yes, it’s true. According to a recent study published in the journal Science Advances, people aged 65 and older are almost four times more likely to share fake news on social media than younger people.

Why do older users share fake news more often? There are two theories. The first is that seniors, who came to the Internet later, sometimes lack the digita...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 08/11/2019 21:54