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Almost 1 in 5 Facebook users who shared fake news stories were Republicans over 65.

Republican baby boomers are more likely to share #fakenews on Facebook
By Quentin Fottrell
Published: July 16, 2019 6:10 a.m. ET
The good news for the 2.38 billion people who use Facebook: Most Facebook users did not share any fake news articles during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, according to a recent study but the small number who did were mostly Republican Americans over the age of 65. The findings suggest the need for “renewed attention” to educate “particular vulnerable individuals,” such as aging baby boomers, about fake news or misleading information that appears to resemble a fact-checked news article published by a legitimate and fact-based media outlet, researchers said.

So why are Republican baby boomers more likely to share fake news on Facebook? One theory: As they didn’t grow up with technology, they may be more susceptible to being fooled. (Case in point: the variety of scams that have had success with older Americans by preying on their lack of familiarity with how computers and technology work.)

Younger Americans who grew up with the internet, regardless of their political leanings, tend to be less overwhelmed by stories that cross their news feeds on Facebook and Twitter TWTR, -2.36% and more adept at spotting telltale signs of fake news. “Because of technology, we are inundated by information,” Steven Sloman, professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences at Brown University, told NPR last year. “We just don’t have time to separate the facts from the falsities. Even fact checkers don’t have time. A message can go viral before any serious truth filter has been applied. This leads to a positive feedback cycle.”


The results showed that 90% of these users actually did not share misleading or fake articles and only 8.5% shared one or more fake news articles. A plurality, 18%, of the Facebook users who shared the fake stories were both self-identified Republicans and over the age of 65, the authors concluded, and these individuals shared nearly seven times as many fake news articles as respondents in the youngest age group, ranging in age from 18 to 29.

Oh. Love this snap back to the racist in chief


steven pasquale

Attacking “coastal elites” when u live in a Nyc penthouse and shit in an actual gold toilet in between rounds of golf at your namesake country club, while convincing ignorant white people that you care about them, is the single greatest con job act of snake oil salesmanship ever.

Whoa! Cohen flat out tossing Twitler under the bus...


Michael Cohen

I welcome the opportunity to return to Congress to once again testify under oath truthfully and honestly regarding the hush money payments, which was performed at the direction and in accordance with @POTUS @realDonaldTrump. Justice will be served.

George Nader charged with additional child porn and sex trafficking crimes


Polly Sigh
SCOOP: George Nader, who served as an informal advisor to Trump, has been hit with NEW federal charges of child pornography and sex trafficking –– separate from the child-porn charges brought against him last month.
via @ErinBanco @thedailybeast #Maddow https://www.thedailybeast.com/george-nader-witness-in-mueller-probe-hit-with-new-charges-of-sex-trafficking?source=twitter&via=desktop

George Nader, Witness in Mueller Probe, Hit With New Charges of Sex Trafficking
George Nader, who was a key witness in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, was hit with new federal charges of sex trafficking for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy he transported from Europe.

An indictment unsealed Friday morning in Eastern District of Virginia also charges Nader with counts of child pornography and obscenity. The charges come on top of separate child-porn charges leveled by the same prosecutors last month.

Nader, a 60-year-old Lebanese-American businessman with deep political and financial ties to the United Arab Emirates, was a key cooperator in Mueller’s probe of foreign influence in the 2016 election. Nader met several times with individuals associated with the Trump campaign throughout the election and into the early days of the administration. He spoke with officials and advisers on matters ranging from a pitch by a foreign firm for the campaign to use social-media manipulation to regime-change in Iran. (He met with Donald Trump Jr. and other campaign advisors about the plan, which included a proposal to use fake avatars to garner support for Trump, but Trump officials deny they ever considered it.)

Good point


Polonium Pete

Hatred is taught and learned.

Hatred is taught and learned. Hating others simply for who they are, how they act, or what they believe is insanity. That form of hatred has no benefits whatsoever. Bigotry has NO place in the world today. NONE! It fucking SICKENS me! SICKENS ME!

And more violence and invasions and more oppression and repression will NOT solve it. Keeping the warmongers in power who fight for western hegemony will solve NOTHING but WILL create more problems. We are constantly repeating history because these ultimate asshats continually fight to stay in power and belittle and marginalize those who seek true and lasting peace. Their vast sums of money and positions of power for decades ensure that stranglehold doesn't loosen.

In addition, leaders of Muslim sects that foster violence are still living in the Dark Ages. The Christian Dark Ages were violent and brutal to "non-believers" and those who threatened the power held by the Church of Rome. Current mentalities of these terror groups aren't much above those of slugs and vermin. They foster ignorance and hatred. And we have similar mentalities among religious and political parties here in the US. The vast majority no longer resort to such violent means but the mindset still exists. That mindset is a DISEASE!

So, whether it's leaders of political parties, leaders of religion, leaders of terror groups, leaders of hate groups, etc. It doesn't matter. They are all in power through means of fear and taking advantage of those who live in poverty or willful ignorance.

It is THAT mindset that must be eradicated. THAT is the real tyranny in the world today. Those who lead by fear.
There's only one rule to live by in life...it's very simple and cuts across all races, creed, beliefs, etc.

Don't be a dick!

Or, in other words, don't be an asshole!

Or, maybe better put, do unto others and you would have them do unto you.

Don't let hatred become a focus. What's the fucking point? Hatred won't solve a goddamn thing. Never has, never will. It only leads to more and more problems and more and more hatred.
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