WSJ: Stanford Study Finds 82% of Students Can’t Tell Fake News

The Wall Street Journal Reports that according to a Stanford University Study, 82% of middle schoolers can’t tell the difference between an ad labelled “sponsored content” and a ‘real news’ story on the Internet.

Given that middle schoolers don’t vote in national elections, the concern raised by the study seems unwarranted. also suspects that middle schoolers have many gaps in their knowledge and perceptions that will be filled long before they reach voting age.


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