Ignoring the facts: the truth about misinformation

Correcting misinformation the wrong way is likely to further entrench mistakes, according to a new study.

People are also more likely accept incorrect information if the matter is not of direct importance to them or fits with their current views.

The authors of the study argue that the implications of belief in misinformation weaken democratic decision-making as well as poor health outcomes, such as the use of unproven alternative medicine.

Read more at University of Michigan, University of Queensland