Improving our resilience to online misinformation – Expert Reaction

The study, published in Science Advances, tested whether short videos covering five common logical fallacies and manipulation strategies, such as false dichotomies and emotional language, could improve people’s ability to recognise them and discern trustworthy from untrustworthy content. When their laboratory trials were replicated in the “real world” through a YouTube ad campaign, people’s ability to recognise some of these techniques increased by about 5% on average.

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