Psychology says: Facebook factchecks don’t work very well. New research from Yale’s Gordon Pennycook and David Rand (they of the memorable “bullshit receptivity” research) found that Facebook’s “disputed” labels are likely to backfire in many cases. Brendan Nyhan writes up some of their recent work for The New York Times and brings in his own … Continue reading When fake news is funny (or “funny”), is it harder to get people to stop sharing it?
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