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Why Do People Fall for Fake News?

"What makes people susceptible to fake news and other forms of strategic misinformation? And what, if anything, can be done about it?... We recently ran a set of studies in which participants of various political persuasions indicated whether they believed a series of news stories... We found that people who engaged in more reflective reasoning were better at telling true from false, regardless of whether the headlines aligned with their political views."

Read more at the New York Times...

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