Fake news cites are being used as proof that others are sharing fake news: Oh My God, BuzzFeed, the arbiter of truth

Ha, this is hilarious:

Facebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Wednesday.

Researchers from Princeton University and New York University analyzed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share their data in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election.

They then compared links the respondents had shared on Facebook with several lists -- including one compiled by BuzzFeed -- of websites known to share false information.

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Despite Buzzfeed's entrance into serious journalism, a 2014 Pew Research Center survey found that in the United States, BuzzFeed was viewed as an unreliable source by the majority of respondents, regardless of age or political affiliation.

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Fake news cites are being used as proof that others are sharing fake news.

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