How disinformation hacks your brain
Tue Nov 24, 2020 · 90 words

The 5 key insights I got from Brett Beasley’s How Disinformation Hacks Your Brain (Scientific American) are:

  1. Illusory truth effect says repeated claims are more believable.
  2. We often accept claims as true when they fit with our memories.
  3. Search algorithms return results based on keywords not truth.
  4. We will soon consume more false media than truth.
  5. Become a fact checker or rely on crowdsourced fact checkers.

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See also

  1. American abyss
  2. The constitution of knowledge
  3. Wanna bet?
  4. Judging truth

External links

  1. Illusory truth effect - Wikipedia

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