How to Talk to Your Facebook Friends about Fake News
Science journalists are, by training, supposed to be research aces with good BS detectors. So, if we see our connections spreading misinformation—whether they mean to or not—can we use our skills to help curb it? Will we alienate our family and friends in the process, or will we still be able to get together over a beer? And does how we respond to misinformation on social media make a difference? We asked psychologists, sociologists, communications specialists, and media scholars. Here’s what we learned.