Facebook Addiction and Political Gullibility (6/8)

In the political realm, stretching the truth is a frequent tool used to garner support of followers; it can be argued that part of the job of the news media is help consumers sort the truth from the fiction. This article from the Journal of Social Media in Society examines how Facebook users who self-describe as “addicted” were affected by slanted news stories that originated on Facebook. The authors conclude that younger Facebook users were more likely to believe inaccurate stories.

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