Republicans baby boomers are more likely to share #fakenews on Facebook

President Trump wants to talk about social-media bias.

On Thursday, Trump hosted a “Social Media Summit” with some of the most influential people in the conservative and right-wing media. The Claremont Institute think tank, media company Prager University and the Media Research Center, the Heritage Foundation, Bill Mitchell, a radio host who has tweeted about the QAnon conspiracy theory, and at least one alt-right activist who said Senator Kamala Harris is not “American Black.” Facebook, Google and Twitter were not invited.

Social media doesn’t help people differentiate what is real from what is fake, but “fake news” has been used by social scientists to describe fictional articles online and, famously, by President Trump, who uses it as a cudgel against mainstream media.

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