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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:50 PM

 

Seen a fake news story recently? Youre more likely to believe it next time

“Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President”; “ISIS Leader Calls for American Muslim Voters to Support Hillary Clinton.”


These examples of fake news are from the 2016 presidential election campaign. Such highly partisan fabricated stories designed to look like real reporting probably played a bigger role in that bitter election than in any previous American election cycle. The fabrications spread on social media and into traditional news sources in a way that tarnished both major candidates’ characters.

Sometimes the stories intentionally damage a candidate; sometimes the authors are driven only by dollar signs.

Questions about how and why voters across the political spectrum fell for such disinformation have nagged at social scientists since early in the 2016 race. The authors of a new study address these questions with cognitive experiments on familiarity and belief.

An academic study worth reading: “Prior Exposure Increases Perceived Accuracy of Fake News,” a Yale University working paper, 2017.

.... Goes on to explain the research in link.................


Analysis:

Instead of warning labels, the authors conclude that “larger solutions are needed that prevent people from ever seeing fake news
in the first place, rather than qualifiers aimed at making people discount the fake news that they see.”

They interpret their findings to suggest that “politicians who continuously repeat false statements will be successful, at least to some extent, in convincing people those statements are in fact true.”

And finally, they note that the polarized echo chambers many voters find themselves in today help create “incubation chambers for blatantly false (but highly salient and politicized) fake news stories.”


https://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/social-media/fake-news-psychology-facebook-research

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:07 PM

1. ...larger solutions are needed that prevent people from ever seeing fake news in the first place...

 

larger solutions are needed that prevent people from ever seeing fake news
in the first place, rather than qualifiers aimed at making people discount the fake news that they see.

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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:36 PM

3. Restoring the fairness doctrine would go far.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:22 PM

4. How would it work?

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 01:37 AM

5. Search for Reagan Fairness Doctrine. Equal time.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:36 PM

2. Of course. Known to marketers for decades.

Goebbels knew this too and talked about it extensively.

Repetition of a lie gets people to believe it.

That's why the GOP issues coordinating lying talking points. It's why Limbaugh and Fox repeat themselves. It's why the GOP group-tests phrases like "death panels" and repeats them to the cameras.

Journalists need to catch up with modern PR ASAP. This is a fundamental concept to all political speech, and all dictatorial propaganda. How do they not know this?????

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