The Future Of The Internet Is Old People

BuzzFeedNews – “There will soon be more people aged 65+ in the US than in any other demographic, and it will stay that way for decades. I’ve spent months collecting data on the online habits of older people, with a particular focus on how they interact with false content. I just published a new story that dives deep into this — here are some of the most compelling points: Four recent studies found that those over 65 are more likely to consume and share fake news on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and the web. They don’t have a good understanding of the role algorithms play in determining what content we see online. They have a harder time differentiating between news and opinion. They are often targeted with ads from hyperpartisan and fake news sites. They’re also targeted by online scams, malware, and other internet ills. Just last month, the Department of Justice announced “the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in…

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