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