False Start

“Older users shared more fake news than younger ones regardless of education, sex, race, income, or how many links they shared. In fact, age predicted their behavior better than any other characteristic — including party affiliation.” The Verge: People older than 65 share the most fake news. (These numbers might be skewed by a certain 72 year-old…)

+ Buzzfeed with a lede that summarizes an era: “A study that claimed to explain why falsehoods go viral — findings that were widely covered by the media — has turned out to itself be false.”

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