Overconfident of spotting fake news? If so, you may be more likely to fall victim squib
Study suggests people who are most sure of their ability to discern fact from fiction are less likely to do so
Are you a purveyor of fake news? People who are most confident about their ability to discern between fact and fiction are also the most likely to fall victim to misinformation, a US study suggests.
Although Americans believe the confusion caused by false news is all-pervasive, relatively few indicate having seen or shared it, something the researchers suggested shows that many may not only have a hard time identifying false news but are not aware of their own deficiencies at doing so.