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How facts backfire – The Boston Globe

In News & Analysis on January 11, 2011 at 10:37 pm

In a series of studies in 2005 and 2006, researchers at the University of Michigan found that when misinformed people, particularly political partisans, were exposed to corrected facts in news stories, they rarely changed their minds. 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.

via How facts backfire – The Boston Globe.

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