Study Finds That 69% of Facebook Users Don’t Understand Satire

MONMOUTH, NJ — In a recent poll conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute, researchers found that 69% of Facebook users are “disastrously incapable” of discerning satirical headlines from legitimate news articles.

“Yes, these findings are extremely troubling,” said John Lennon, a professor of journalistic integrity at Harvard University. “But it does seem to confirm what every Facebook user already thinks: ‘everyone on this website is stupid and humorless except for me — a smart and hilarious person.’”