How to spot the fake news and misinformation in your life
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How to tell if you’ve been duped by fake news article A report in the Irish Times has found that a third of the population in Ireland is “not very interested in politics”, with just over a third being interested in public figures and politicians, and just over half wanting “to know how they are doing”.
It is not just politicians that are not interested in politicians, the report said.
Only 26 per cent of respondents to the poll were “very interested in political figures”.
The report comes as the US presidential election enters its final week and many people are beginning to wonder if they are being deceived by fake stories.
The research, which surveyed 1,000 people across the country, found that those who “agreed” with the statement “I think politicians are good people” were more likely to have a favourable view of politicians than those who agreed with the “politically incorrect” statement “They are bad people”.
The poll found that “political correctness” was “most common” response.
It also found that people who “agree” with “politicians should be respected”, while “they should not be allowed to have any influence on the political process” were the most likely to support the establishment of a monarchy in Ireland.
A spokesperson for Sinn Fein said the findings “raise serious questions about the legitimacy of our politics”.
“The findings are a further indication of how far the current political establishment is willing to go to keep the peace,” he said.
“It is alarming that even in this election, the majority of people believe that politicians have the right to rule.”
The Irish Times, meanwhile, reported that an unnamed member of the US Congress said he believed there were “two sides” to political discourse.
“We have been doing some research and we’re finding there are two sides to the political debate,” the unnamed lawmaker said.
“You see a lot of things that are true and some of those are pretty inflammatory and you know there’s people that are a little bit more radical on the other side of the fence.”
How to tell if you’ve been duped by fake news article A report in the Irish Times has found that…
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