Facebook makes us gullible |

Educators have been concerned about students’ ability to vet information they find on the internet. Better put, the problem lies not just in students’ ability to vet information, but the extent to which they see the need to do so. This issue took on new urgency during the 2016 Presidential campaign, amidst charges that individuals and groups were willfully spreading false stories about candidates they opposed—stories that were accepted by readers and spread on social media.

​A new study indicates that people are somewhat more prone to be credulous when they think they are part of a group of…

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