Study: Congressfolks post more fake news on FB than public, Rs >>>> Ds, only Rs get more engagement

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  1. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon Scalawag Administrator Formerly Important

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    Well isn’t this just fucking great.

    members of Congress share more links to low-quality news sites than the public on Facebook; Republican members share considerably more than Democrats & this gap is increasing. only Republican members get increased engagement when sharing low-quality sites
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10584609.2024.2306214
    https://bsky.app/profile/mattgrossmann.bsky.social/post/3klgccac6qt2n

    Analyzed 300k post so not exactly small sample size.

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  2. shootER

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    As far as the sharing, it completely tracks with my personal experience. Rs I know share far more questionable "news" stories than the Ds and it's not even close.

    And the ones sharing literal fake news are the ones most likely to complain about the proliferation of "fake news" or call actual news fake. :jayzus:
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  3. matthunter

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    NAHTMMM Perpetually sondering

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    Are you insinuating Congress is full of old people??
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    Fisherman's Worf I am the Seaman, I am the Walrus, Qu-Qu-Qapla'!

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    This thread title hurts my eyes.
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    Might need to get glasses then :meh:
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