Story Time: Why People Are Persuaded by Fake News

Steven Caldwell Brown

Research output: Other contribution

Abstract

I heard a story about how not everything on the Internet is 100% accurate. You may have heard this story. But have you heard the one about the psychological reasons for why people tend to be swayed by incorrect or misleading information on the Internet?
LanguageEnglish
TypePsychology Today
PublisherPsychology Today
Place of PublicationSussex
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017

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Keywords

  • fake news
  • misleading information
  • decision making

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Research output: Other contribution

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