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The “backfire effect” is mostly a myth, a broad look at the research suggests
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Articles by Alexios Mantzarlis

Alexios Mantzarlis is director of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter.
“If we want real-world solutions, we need real-world data, however. We need to learn how people actually consume fake news and fact checks when they encounter them in their everyday life, or when they look them up to prove (or disprove) an argument.”