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First Draft / Tommy Shane / Jul 1
A new series by First Draft explores why we’re susceptible to misinformation, the psychology behind correcting it, and how to prevent misinformation: “Though psychological concepts originate in academia, many have found their way into everyday language. Cognitive dissonance, first described in 1957, is one; confirmation bias is another. And this is part of the problem. Just as we have armchair epidemiologists, we can easily become armchair cognitive scientists, and mischaracterization of these concepts can create new forms of misinformation.”
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