Poynter: Why is fake news so prevalent? Researchers offer some answers

Poynter: Why is fake news so prevalent? Researchers offer some answers. “There’s no doubt that the world of fact-checking has experienced a boom over the last decade. But are we any closer to truly understanding the phenomenon of misinformation, or how to stop it? There’s a plethora of fresh research that helps answer this question, as media scholars and researchers study and explore how different kinds of misinformation behave in different contexts.”