the Older and conservative Facebook users to share more false messages in the social network than others. This emerges from a new study.
users over the age of 65 years or older are almost seven Times more "article by false reports spreading Internet addresses as of 18 - to 29-Year-old, as a study from the universities of Princeton and New York, which was released on Wednesday (local time)". For the study, the authors examined the Facebook messages from almost 1200 people in the United States.
The researchers compared the of the users shared Links with several lists of sites that are known to spread wrong messages. In the journal "Science Advances" published a study found that only 8.5 percent of the subjects had shared a Link from one of these sites. These, however, were mostly older, and to associate themselves more with the conservative part of the political spectrum.
The authors justified the result with the lack of digital media literacy for older people, as well as with a poorer memory. That more Republicans are popular, as Democrats, wrong messages, it could be due to the fact that during the presidential election campaign of 2016, the majority of reported false positives positive about Trump. Messages "pro-Clinton pro-have been more wrong Trump, might have shared more Liberal than Conservative, this content", the authors wrote in the "Washington Post". (Dec/sda)
Created: 10.01.2019, 09:13 PM