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Study: Americans Are Bad At Spotting ‘Fake News’ – But Think They’re Good At It

'Fake news' sign is seen displayed on a laptop screen in this long exposure illustration photo taken on June 13, 2020. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Think you know ‘fake news’ when you see it? Most Americans don’t, according to a new study.

Researchers found that 3 out of 4 Americans “overestimate” their ability to spot fake headlines – and are more likely to share stories that turn out to be false.

Even worse, we’re overconfident – a whopping 90% of participants believed they had an “above average” ability to spot fake stories.

Do you feel like you know fake news when you see it? Ever been fooled?


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