There are many reasons why people share articles online. Sometimes it is to demonstrate an expertise or interest in a certain area. Sometimes it’s an attempt to change people’s minds. Other times, it is simply to share with the world something that brought them a moment of joy or inspiration.
But what about fake news? What empowers people to feel ethically licensed to share information they know to be blatantly untrue?
A new study forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science examined people’s motivations for sharing fake news articles.
Read the whole story: Forbes