This research underscores the threat that #fakenews poses to democratic society. The aim of using fake news as propaganda is to make people think and behave in ways they wouldn’t otherwise. A low level of cognitive ability puts a person at risk for right-wing authoritarianism.
I've been a Twitter member for 12 years but lately the legions of trolls who aren't here for actual conversations and the proliferation of #fakenews is rendering me less and less inclined to log in. Do you feel the same way?
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