Study Shows Teens More Likely to Fall for Online Conspiracy Theories

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  • A study conducted by the Center for Countering Digital Hate involving over 1,000 U.S. adults and over 1,000 American teens (ages 13-17) found an alarming prevalence of belief in conspiracy theories among both groups.
  • Sixty percent of teens agreed with four or more out of eight statements associated with various conspiracy theories, compared to 49 percent of adults.
  • Teens who spent four or more hours a day on a single social media platform were even more likely to agree with conspiracy theories, with 69 percent of them supporting four or more conspiracy statements. For instance, 54 percent of heavy social media-using teens agreed that Jewish people have disproportionate control over media, politics, and the economy.  Read More

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