Fake News Affects Us All (8/11)

Fake News Should Be Regulated Because It Influences Both “Others” and “Me”: How and Why the Influence of Presumed Influence Model Should Be Extended

There has been a lot of discussion on the impact of fake news in this latest presidential election. For the most part, people assume that they are savvy enough to detect fake news, but what about those who take anything found online as a fact. This article found that individuals’ support for government interventions and sanctions for fake news creators and sharers was stronger if they believed that fake news influenced both other people and themselves.

Source: https://doi-org.ezproxy.lib.purdue.edu/10.1080/15205436.2018.1562076

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