Fake News: A human bias against working out what is real?

Fake News

A group of researchers from Yale University have published a working paper that discusses two studies that demonstrate that some people have a tendency to be far more prone to an acceptance of Fake News than others. It is entitled “Reduced Analytic and Actively Open-Minded Thinking Help to Explain the Link between Belief in Fake … Read more

Is it possible to vaccinate against Fake News?

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Before we dip into the context of Fake News, let’s first cover the basics. The vaccine concept is generally known but let’s repeat it anyway for completeness. A vaccine involves being exposed to a variation of a pathogen that will not actually harm you. That then stimulates your immune system into developing resistance to a harmful … Read more

Fox News and Alex Jones Are Being Sued for Conspiracy Mongering

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Both Fox News and also Alex Jones have a rather well-known reputation for being promoters of fiction as fact. If either of them are your only news sources, or are simply your primary news sources then it is distinctly probably that your grasp upon reality and facts is, and will continue to be, rather elusive. … Read more

Why are some more Vulnerable to Fake News

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For some reason some people appear to be more susceptible to not only absorbing Fake News, but when confronted with evidence that corrects the misinformation, the Fake News tends to stick a bit. Study: Fake news’: Incorrect, but hard to correct A recent study entitled “‘Fake news’: Incorrect, but hard to correct. The role of cognitive … Read more