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Right Wingers and Trump supporters are overwhelmingly the largest consumers of fake news on the internet.

Courtesy of Newsweek: 

Fake news published in the U.S. was overwhelmingly consumed and shared by right-wing social media users, a new study from the University of Oxford has revealed. 

Research from Oxford's "computational propaganda project" investigated into the sources of "junk news" shared in the three months leading up to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address last month. 

On Facebook, they found that "extreme hard-right" conservatives shared more fake news stories than all other political groups combined, while on Twitter, Trump supporters consumed the most fake news. 

"On Twitter, a network of Trump supporters consumes the largest volume of junk news, and junk news is the largest proportion of news links they share," they said.

They should just simply say that liberals are smarter. 

Because let's face it, we are.

That is not to say that progressives cannot chase after fake stories as well.

It simply means that as a rule once we discover that they are fake, we do not them make excuses to continue believing them.


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