From: Forbes

The More We See Fake News, The Less Fake It Becomes

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.

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