Social Media “Experts”
Does sharing and posting too much on social media make you a jerk?
A new study suggests that is the case.
I’m Tomi Lahren, more next.
Here’s headline news that shouldn’t shock anyone, a new study out of the University of Texas at Austin found that sharing articles on social media makes people feel more knowledgeable than they actually are. Go figure!
It’s all part of an “expert identity” people take on when they simply repost or share information online.
The study uses data from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism which indicates only about half of those who share articles actually read the article, while about 25% read some of the article and just over 1/5 simply skim the headline.
Regardless, just by virtue of sharing it, we feel more knowledgeable and overly confident.
But at least for me, this has bigger implications than just “cocky know-it-all syndrome.”
If so many admit to only reading a headline and most of the headlines are written by journalists with an admitted liberal bias, a slant, a knack for tilting the scales to the left, could this be why so many low-information viewers, readers and voters make sure poor decision at the ballot box?!
The moral of the story is this, don’t believe everything you read. There’s an old saying in journalism, if your mother tells you she loves you, fact check it TWICE!
Especially if it’s coming from CNN!
I’m Tomi Lahren and you can listen to all of my hot takes at Foxnewscommentary.com