According to a recently published study by the Dunning-Kruger Institute for Media Research, young people under the age of 30 are the most likely to fall victim to fake news stories.They say this is in part due to the fact that young people are far less wise than the older generations and do not know how to use google as people from the boomer generation do. Lead researcher Dr. Bruce Sackrider had this to say:
“Millennials have proven time and time again that they will believe anything that they see online as long as it fits their political agenda. Boomers are 90% more likely to check sources before believing an article, sharing it, and strutting around like they owned their opposition as young people do. They are just naive and gullible and don’t have that hard knocks education yet. Even this very story could be fake news, and a millennial would just eat it up as fact.”
It is clear that the younger generations believe everything the news tells them to, this is why they don’t believe Hillary Clinton has committed all of the various atrocities she is accused of. We need to raise awareness about this serious issue before more politicians get away with treason and quid pro quo. The Dunning-Kruger Institute for Media Research says that we can help solve the issue of fake news by calling out the gullible when you see them sharing fake stories such as this one. Only then will politicians have to make any attempt to be truthful with the people of this country.