Category : Fake news

The new science of prebunking: how to inoculate against the spread of misinformation As behavioral scientists, we decided to focus on prevention rather than combating the problem of misinformation after it has already gone viral: prebunking rather than debunking. We draw on inoculation theory, a psychological framework from the 1960s that aims to induce pre-emptive ..

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Here’s the Biggest Mistake You Can Make When Correcting a Lie When correcting a lie, don’t repeat it. Yes, this is counterintuitive. When you see a lie, your human reaction is to call it out and correct it. But as it turns out, the strategy often backfires. Repeating the lie calls more attention to it and makes ..

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