Thank you for voicing what I have been thinking for months (Jan Rogers, Clicking For Dollars, 12-1-16).
Facebook, Twitter and the Internet have been hijacked by click bait and fake news. Many well-educated people are unable to distinguish fact from fiction and can be manipulated by these stories without checking sources. It takes some effort to get factual information vs. just reading it and believing it - especially if the story slants toward what you want to believe is true.
I am no more immune to believing a "news" story is true than the next person, but I will now be a lot more careful about where I am getting that information.
It's amazing how much more time I have in my day now that "social media" is no longer a part of it.