We’re NOT easily fooled by fake news

And the science paper from Shanghai that claimed so has been retracted. We are told there were errors in the data. Also:

While fake news domains were widely believed to heavily influence the US 2016 election, researchers who define fake news as “ knowingly false or misleading content created largely for the purpose of generating ad revenue” reported earlier this month that “sharing this content was a relatively rare activity”: “The vast majority of Facebook users in our data did not share any articles from fake news domains in 2016 at all.”News, “Research showing that fake news easily fools us collapses” at Mind Matters

See also: Science confronts credibility issues

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Extra! Extra! A handy guide to the normal fake news

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