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Given Truth, the Misinformed Believe Lies More

July 14th, 2010 07:31 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

SharpFang writes “In a series of studies in 2005 and 2006, researchers at the University of Michigan found that misinformed people, particularly political partisans, rarely changed their minds when exposed to corrected facts in news stories. In fact, they often became even more strongly set in their beliefs. Facts, they found, were not curing misinformation. Like an underpowered antibiotic, facts could actually make misinformation even stronger.”

Source: Given Truth, the Misinformed Believe Lies More

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