Americans Believe 75% of the Fake News they Read

Buzzfeed conducted a survey and found that Americans believe 75% of the fake news they read.

THAT’S FREAKIN’ BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everybody should read this article by Craig Silverman and Jeremy Singer-Vine of Buzzfeed.


One issue I have with the article is the implications hinted at based on the data that showed Trump voters were more susceptible to fake news than Clinton voters. The implication is that conservatives are more easily fooled. However, an equally-likely implication is that those on the winning side (the Trump side) were more likely to accept what is presented to them because they are happy with the long term result. The survey was conducted between November 28th and December 1st. At any rate, it’s impossible to tell just from the data points gathered.

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