When we share articles online without reading them, it can make us think we are experts on what they say, a study has found. Photo: Shutterstock
When we share articles online without reading them, it can make us think we are experts on what they say, a study has found. Photo: Shutterstock

So you repost or retweet articles without reading them – does that make you an ‘expert’ on a subject? Of course not, but you may think you are, study finds

  • If we share articles on social media without reading them, and see our friends do the same, we may think we, and they, are experts on a subject, a study finds
  • This ‘expert effect’ impacts behaviour, it shows. Shown an online article about investing, Facebook users who shared it made riskier investment decisions

When we share articles online without reading them, it can make us think we are experts on what they say, a study has found. Photo: Shutterstock
When we share articles online without reading them, it can make us think we are experts on what they say, a study has found. Photo: Shutterstock
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