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According to new research, digital literacy is an important factor in identifying misinformation — but it doesn’t stop people from spreading it.

According to new research, digital literacy is an important factor in identifying misinformation — but it doesn’t stop people from spreading it.

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Understanding why people believe and share things that are false is an important part of addressing the spread of misinformation on social media.

A new study from MIT Sloan researchers takes a look at the role of digital literacy — familiarity with basic concepts relat...

Measuring digital literacy might be useful for identifying social media users who are vulnerable to believing misinformation, but not useful for identifying those who are likely to spread that information.

Other takeaways include the potential impact of shifting users’ attention t...

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