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A new study shows conservatives hear, and believe, far more fake news than liberals

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This isn’t exactly earth-shattering news. Earth-shattering news would be Donald Trump getting a good night’s sleep for the first time in 10 years, realizing he’s been acting like a drunk pelican with a Hot Pocket stuck in his throat for most of this century, conceding the election, apologizing profusely to Joe Biden, and telling Eric (but not Junior) that he loves him.

But while this might not be that kind of news, it’s news nonetheless.

As Daily Kos reported this week, a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed 90% of Americans think they’re above average at spotting “fake news.”  Yet another study published this week, this one from The Ohio State University shows that—make sure you’re not far from your fainting couch now—conservatives are less able to distinguish real news from fantasy than liberals.

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