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Study shows vulnerable populations with less education more likely to believe, share misinformation

Hyunjin Seo led a new study on misinformation, which will be published in the journal New Media & Society.

“One of the reasons I think this study is important is that it shows the importance of continuing education, especially for older adults,” Seo said. “We know income, education level and other factors are vital in how people assess information. Our study tried to capture the intersection of those factors.”

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