Teens can’t tell difference between real and fake news, study says

HOUSTON — Teenagers browsing online aren't sure about what news is real, according to a Stanford study.

Researcher said most teens don't know when news is fake.

The study covered students from middle school through college, and 82 percent of middle school students could not distinguish between ad-labeled sponsored content and a real news story.

From satire to misleading articles to click-bait — it's a real problem.

Facebook and Google say they are taking steps towards prevent fake news from being shared and won't place ads from fake news sites.