Digital Literacy Does Not Predict People’s Likelihood Of Sharing False News

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By PR Newswire CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — When it comes to false news and misinformation, are some people more susceptible than others? A new study by an MIT team led by Sloan School of Management Prof. David Rand found that digital literacy is a good predictor of people’s ability to distinguish truth from falsehood. However, digital literacy – fluency with basic technological concepts related to the internet – does not predict whether people will share true versus false news. “It’s important to understand the connection between digital literacy and susceptibility to false …

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