Over 100% of the world’s population are unable to tell the difference between fake news and satire, according to a recent study of online behavior.
Experts from around the globe conducted research into how people who believe fake news, or ‘mooks’, engage with each other online.
They were surprised to discover that a lot of the alleged fake news stories that people were flagging were clear cases of satire.
“104% is a large amount of the population. We’re talking nearly half,” remarked Professor John Daykins.
“Cross-reference this finding with the 110% of people who believe that vaccinating your child will make it a homosexual and the 238% who think that 9/11 was orchestrated by Noam Chomsky, and you can draw some fairly incredible conclusions.”