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Fake News: Can People Tell Fake News from Real News?

Study Finds Students can't distinguish between Fake and Real News

Some 82% of middle-schoolers couldn’t distinguish between an ad labeled “sponsored content” and a real news story on a website, according to a  Stanford University study of 7,804 students  from middle school through college.  Source:  Wall Street Journal

Twitter and False Information

An analysis of 4.5 million tweets shows falsehoods are 70 percent more likely to get shared