Scientists have identified a category of people who are prone to spreading fakes


It turned out that this property depends on the age of the person.

U.S. researchers said that older people often spread false information in social networks, reports the with reference to ChangeUA.

To such conclusions employees of University in new York and Princeton. They conducted a study, which was attended by 3.5 thousand Americans over the age of 65 years. The experiment began in 2016. For several years the volunteers had to use Facebook.

It should be noted that only some of them before the study was page on this platform. As the results, the people who belong to vozrasni category, twice as likely to post fake news than those whose age ranges from 45 to 65 years. Besides, the elderly published 7 times more false information than the youth aged 18 to 29 years.

While scientists cannot give an accurate explanation of the situation. They believe that this trend may be associated with a low level of experience in the elderly in relation to Internet use. Also, experts suggest that vulnerability to fakes is a consequence of loss of concentration in old age.


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