Reliability

Publication date: 
07/2021
Authors: 
Briony Swire Thompson
Nicholas Miklaucic
John Wihbey
David Lazer
Joseph DeGutis

The backfire effect is when a correction increases belief in the very misconception it is attempting to correct, and it is often used as a reason not to correct misinformation. The current study aimed to test whether correcting misinformation increases belief more than a no-correction control.

Keywords: 
misinformation
Reliability
Belief Updating
The backfire effect
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