(11 Aug 2022) Misinformation isn’t a new problem, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction, especially on the internet. Alex Mahadevan, director of MediaWise at the Poynter Institute, wanted to learn more about how people across generational lines verify information and decide what to trust and share online.
The survey found that 62% of respondents think they see false or misleading information on at least a weekly basis – that’s a staggering number. And people are aware that it’s a serious issue. Roughly 50% of all Gen X, Millennial and Gen Z respondents (these are people ages 18 to 57) said they’re concerned about their family being exposed to it.
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