Re: Or, just maybe...
Voland's right hand, there was no sarcasm in my comment. As to the example you wrote about, the "Syrian chemical weapons" nonsense, I wrote that older people might well have been forwarding stories that said "the Syrian government did NOT use poison gas" - and that those stories were NOT fake.
So you seem to be agreeing with me.
You also write, "Real fake news of the kind which I often get from my mom (and other grandma age people are sharing) has none of it. It is outrageously fake".
As it happens, I am 70 years old and do quite a lot of forwarding (mostly within my family). I do so precisely to give my family the advantage of some filtering, so they see the stories that are interesting, useful and (probably) true. As opposed to the wall-to-wall lies in the media.
I don't like the insinuation that I am disseminating "fake news", because I am not. Exactly the opposite: I spent a lot of time and effort getting to the bottom of things before I pass anything on.
The idea that old or elderly people are less intelligent, shrewd, experienced or generally capable than younger ones is appalling. It's "ageist" (one -ism that apparently no one minds in the least) and it is utterly counterfactual. I often see patronising articles and books with titles like "Computers for the Elderly". Well, I have news for the authors and publishers of those: the Internet, and computers, were invented and pioneered by people who are now quite old. Alan Turing, had he survived, would now be approaching his 107th birthday.
And still no one has explained all the down votes.