Why We Still Believe In Debunked Myths

Why We Still Believe In Debunked Myths

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 595 , Segment 1

Episode: Debunked Myths, Self-Esteem, Good in The World

  • Jun 17, 2015 1:00 pm
  • 41:26 mins

Dr. Adam Berinsky a Professor of Political Science at MIT, calls these political Rumors “sticky” saying ”Corrections are difficult, and in some cases can even make the problem worse.” So how do the rumors begin in the first place? And with the possibility of even larger problems how do politicians and the government fight it? Dr Townsend and Dr. Berinsky discuss how myths are formed and how the false information becomes seen as the truth.

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