Why We’re Susceptible to Fake News, and What We Can Do About It

Why We’re Susceptible to Fake News, and What We Can Do About It

The key to people’s accepting fake news as true, despite evidence to the contrary, is a phenomenon known as confirmation bias, or the tendency for people to seek and accept information that confirms their existing beliefs while rejecting or ignoring that which contradicts those beliefs.

https://neurosciencenews.com/conspiracy-susceptibility-9693/

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