The psychology of fake news: how disinformation spreads online

The psychology of fake news: how disinformation spreads online

6 in 10 people will share an article online after having read only its title. 23% of Americans admit to having posted a fake story online. Yet, most of us consider ourselves immune to online disinformation – but if that’s so, why has fake news become so pervasive? Here is what psychology says about the new aspects of the good old propaganda –  – and how the problem is growing in the connected age. Fake news runs faster than the truth A recent study done at MIT analyzed the dissemination…