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Recognition of fakes depends on age - scientists


Experts found communication between ability to find false news in Network with age of the user. Scientists from the New York and Princeton universities conducted a research on social network Facebook on ability of users to distinguish fakes. Science Advances reports about it. The election of the president of the USA in 2016 became the reason of a research. Experts analysed behavior of users on social network several months prior to elections and after them. Scientists created selection of 3500 people who both use Facebook, and is not present. Researches showed that among users 65 years are more senior posted false information of 11% then, as among respondents from 18 to 29 only of 3%. Users are aged more senior than 65 years twice more often users at the age of 45-65 years, and in 7 times more, than the youngest users up to 29 years "came across" fakes, than. Scientists assume that the reason in digital illiteracy of the senior generation. Also there is a theory that because of decline of cognitive abilities at advanced age people are more inclined to trust lies. The day before it became known that the authorities of Sudan blocked social networks. Also the Correspondent wrote that Facebook needs years on correction of mistakes. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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