Why are people more apt to believe ‘fake news’?

George Washington University associate professor David Karpf, leaning forward at center, discusses the meaning and power of fake news at the conference. (Photo: Jennifer Korth/LSU Manship School News Service)

By Mary Chiapetta

WASHINGTON — By now you’ve probably all heard the popular buzzwords “fake news,” but would you recognize fake news if you saw it?

Eighty percent of Americans in a nationally representative sample express confidence in their ability to recognize fake news, according to recent research from the Public Policy Research Lab at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication. Yet, many remain vulnerable.

Read the story in The News Star.

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