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 –

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

Knowing the Truth is not enough: The Resilience of Discredited Information –

Beliefs Don’t Always Persevere: How political figures are punished when positive information about them is discredited (Cobb et al, 2008) –

Frequency and the Conference of Referential Validity (Hasher & Goldstein, 1977) –

“Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion“ by Robert Cialdini –

“Did Russia Affect The 2016 Election? It’s Now Undeniable” by Molly McKew –


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