Study: Information literacy can combat ‘fake news’ (Phys .org)

Phys .org: Study: Information literacy can combat ‘fake news’. “A new study conducted by Ohio University professor Dr. M. Laeeq Khan found that several factors can be used to predict someone’s ability to detect misinformation, otherwise known as ‘fake news,’ on social media. Additionally, the study found that, by looking at certain factors, it is also possible to predict if someone is likely to share misinformation based on the same factors.”

Nieman Lab: Old people are most likely to share fake news on Facebook. They’re also Facebook’s fastest-growing U.S. audience.

Nieman Lab: Old people are most likely to share fake news on Facebook. They’re also Facebook’s fastest-growing U.S. audience.. “Elderly Americans were most likely to share fake news around the election, even after controlling for political affiliation and ideology. Only a small percentage of people shared fake news in the first place, but those who did were likely to be over 65.”

Lifehacker: How to Share YouTube Videos Like a Pro

Lifehacker: How to Share YouTube Videos Like a Pro. “I doubt you’ve given much thought to how you share the latest and greatest YouTube videos you find, because you probably have a routine: click or tap on the video’s URL in your browser’s address bar, copy it, and paste it into a text message or group chat. Easy, right? Absolutely. That’s the simplest way to share YouTube videos with your friends—and it works 100 percent of the time—but there’s so much more you can do with YouTube than that.”