Most People Who Share “Fake News” Do Care About The Accuracy Of News Items — They’re Just Distracted

Is it really believable that Hillary Clinton operated a child sex ring out of a pizza shop — or that Donald Trump was prepared to deport his wife, Melania, after a fight at the White House? Though both these headlines seem obviously false, they were shared millions of times on social media. The sharing of misinformation — including such blatantly false “fake news” — is of course a serious problem. ….[READ]