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Offline Gordan

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65 and up.
« on: April 04, 2019, 11:52:53 PM »
I’ve been noticing that there’s a handful of older folks posting quite often here and a subset that have posted some VERY false info. In light of that I thought I’d share this article about how many of that age group lack digital literacy and are more susceptible to scams and false information.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/old-and-online-fake-news-aging-population

Four recent studies found that older Americans are more likely to consume and share false online news than those in other age groups, even when controlling for factors such as partisanship. Other research has found that older Americans have a poor or inaccurate grasp of how algorithms play a role in selecting what information is shown to them on social media, are worse than younger people at differentiating between reported news and opinion, and are less likely to register the brand of a news site they consume information from.

Also this: Older Adults Are Especially Prone to Social Media Bubbles

 https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/older-adults-are-especially-prone-to-social-media-bubbles/

Offline jh35

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Re: 65 and up.
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 09:04:34 AM »
I’ve been noticing that there’s a handful of older folks posting quite often here and a subset that have posted some VERY false info. In light of that I thought I’d share this article about how many of that age group lack digital literacy and are more susceptible to scams and false information.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/old-and-online-fake-news-aging-population

Four recent studies found that older Americans are more likely to consume and share false online news than those in other age groups, even when controlling for factors such as partisanship. Other research has found that older Americans have a poor or inaccurate grasp of how algorithms play a role in selecting what information is shown to them on social media, are worse than younger people at differentiating between reported news and opinion, and are less likely to register the brand of a news site they consume information from.

Also this: Older Adults Are Especially Prone to Social Media Bubbles

 https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/older-adults-are-especially-prone-to-social-media-bubbles/

Yes, this is true to some extent but how can you tell that these are not young people with a false sense of reality... people who need "safe spaces" or have "unique world views"?

Also, in this neighborhood, we have many naive immigrants who came from rural areas (I am not saying all immigrants are naive, many have a greater sense of what is going on than people born here.) and have no computer experience or the ability to filter major and minor news outlets.

This is a complicated neighborhood.

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Re: 65 and up.
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 09:57:29 AM »
 Donald Trump is 72 yrs old and Nancy Pelosi is 79 yrs old. I am going with the older one of the two...

Offline jeanette

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Re: 65 and up.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 03:27:02 PM »

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Re: 65 and up.
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