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Plus: “Subtly inducing people to think about the concept of accuracy decreases their sharing of false and misleading news relative to accurate news,” and the scariest deepfakes of all.
“Highly emotionally provocative information stands a stronger chance of lingering in our minds and being incorporated into long-term memory banks.”
Plus: Real-life consequences after you get harassed online, watching your boyfriend become radicalized, and what is Fox News, exactly?
Plus: A trove of Russian Facebook ads, “antecedents of bullshit,” and a week with Radio Sputnik.
Plus: “Women over 65 years write very rude things on the internet.”
Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here’s their latest roundup, including research into fake news, audience analytics, populism, VR, and fact-checking.
Plus: A big overview of all the research that we have so far.
A new study finds asking Facebook users about publishers could “be quite effective in decreasing the amount of misinformation and disinformation circulating on social media” — but Facebook will need to make one important change to its plan.
Plus: Platforms scramble to do something about shady political ads before Congressional hearings start, and is fake news better thought of as “disinformation advertising”?
Labeling only some fake news stories as fake can make some people more likely to believe other fake news that aren’t labeled.