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“Some participants even developed false memories about the fake stories they had read…’Remembering’ previously hearing a fake COVID-19 story seemed to make some people in our study more likely to act in a certain way.”
Projects that demonstrate “clear ways to measure success” and aim to reach groups “disproportionately affected by misinformation” will be prioritized.
“Where is a town crier when you need one?”
“There isn’t a good origin story for the virus, and so this information vacuum is allowing misinformation to circulate.”
A new study looks at how people in seven countries view the motives of the news media in covering the pandemic. Only in the United States is that a profoundly partisan question.
Christian outlets work in tandem with religious leaders, retweeting and sharing one another’s content to maintain a media ecosystem editorially independent from the secular press.
Our research found that Democrats and Republicans held genuine but different beliefs, not just about values or policies, but about basic facts.