THUNK – 138. Misinformation

What’s the harm in a little white lie? Well, if you tell enough of them, you may be able to steer an electorate.

-Links for the Curious-

 

“Cognitive Ability and Vulnerability to Fake News” by David Z. Hambrick, Madeline Marquardt – www.scientificamerican.com/article/cognitive-ability-and-vulnerability-to-fake-news/

‘Fake news’: Incorrect, but hard to correct. The role of cognitive ability on the impact of false information on social impressions (Keersmaecker & Roets, 2017) –

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289617301617

Knowing the Truth is not enough: The Resilience of Discredited Information – citation.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/2/0/4/7/2/p204726_index.html

Beliefs Don’t Always Persevere: How political figures are punished when positive information about them is discredited (Cobb et al, 2008) – www.dartmouth.edu/~nyhan/positive-misinformation.pdf

Frequency and the Conference of Referential Validity (Hasher & Goldstein, 1977) – web.archive.org/web/20160515062305/http://www.psych.utoronto.ca/users/hasher/PDF/Frequency%20and%20the%20conference%20Hasher%20et%20al%201977.pdf

“Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion“ by Robert Cialdini – elibrary.bsu.az/books_400/N_232.pdf

“Did Russia Affect The 2016 Election? It’s Now Undeniable” by Molly McKew – www.wired.com/story/did-russia-affect-the-2016-election-its-now-undeniable/

 

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