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Tagging fake news on Facebook doesn't work, study says

Tagging fake news on Facebook doesn't work, study says

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a major new Yale University study finds that fact-checking and then tagging inaccurate news stories on social media doesn’t work... “disputed” tags made participants just 3.7 percentage points more likely to correctly judge headlines as false...
Trump supporters and adults under 26... could actually end up increasing the likelihood that users will believe fake news... impossible... to address every story... flags on some—but not all—false stories made Trump supporters and young people more likely to believe any story that was not flagged... unclear whether it’s even net positive...
people 18 to 25 years old... most reliant on social media for their news are the ones who the warning doesn’t do anything and there’s a huge backfire...
Facebook recently began displaying large publisher logos ... had no effect... “People don’t find mainstream media outlets particularly credible.”

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