This is, undoubtedly true, and something I’ve talked about many times.
“Many people share articles that they actually don’t read, which contributes to a great deal of chaos on their social-media pages. In fact, this Forbes Magazine article cites research that shows that 59% of us share articles we never read.”
It appears that the dopamine hit we get from sharing something that other people are going to “like”, is what we are really after. To be more blunt, we care more about appearing educated and popular due to that, than actually being educated.
That’s the real shame of social media. It’s turned us all into people who want to look smart, and turned us away from actually attempting to be smart.