Fake news is everywhere. Certain people promote that everything the media says is fake news. Now personally, if one does their research, they will see that not everything is fake news. With that being said, I saw this article a few days ago about how the majority of people who believe in fake news sites on social media are baby boomers.
I wholeheartedly believe that this is true. Whenever I see a fake news site on Facebook and I look at the comments, the majority of people who are commenting about how everything the article is saying is real are older people. It’s funny because I know that many people say that the generation who is most out of the loop are millennials, but are we really? I rarely see millennials believe everything they read. They tend to more research before jumping to any conclusions.
Even my mom, a little Latina woman believes a lot of what she sees on Facebook. Granted it is mostly in Spanish but it’s still fake news. She sends me countless things about what so and so did or what a weird study shows and wholeheartedly believes it. It’s so hard to explain to her that the site she sent me is a fake news site and the story isn’t real. Why won’t these people budge with their thoughts? It’s funny.
Now yes, it is funny but if there are things that are more on the serious side, then fake news can be dangerous. I don’t want older people believing everything and anything. I would want them to do their own research but for some reason, they don’t want to.
What can you do I guess?