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Psychological 'vaccine' could help immunize public against 'fake news' on climate change, study suggests - Science Daily

Date: January 22, 2017; Source: University of Cambridge; Summary: Misinformation on climate change can psychologically cancel out the influence of accurate statements. However, if legitimate facts are delivered with an "inoculation" -- a warning dose ...and more »

Fake News 'Vaccine' Created By Cambridge Scientists - Huffington Post UK

If there's one topic that has dominated 2016, it's fake news. Whether it's the ocean of fake news stories that appeared during the US election or the ongoing problem of fake news surrounding climate change these stories are here to stay until both ...and more »

Psychological 'vaccine' could help immunize public against 'fake news' on climate change - Phys.Org

In medicine, vaccinating against a virus involves exposing a body to a weakened version of the threat, enough to build a tolerance. Social psychologists believe that a similar logic can be applied to help "inoculate" the public against misinformation ...and more »

Fake News 'Vaccine' Could Stop Spread of False Information - Live Science

It might be possible to prevent people from falling prey to fake news by "inoculating" them with warnings that false information is out there, new research suggests. In an online study, scientists warned people about the type of misinformation they ...and more »

A Fake News Vaccine? Climate Change Misinformation Can Be Fought With 'Inoculation,' Scientists Say - International Business Times

Fake news has been a topic that has come up often in the last few months, with some saying it helped President Donald Trump win the election while the president himself called his “Golden Shower Gate” controversy another piece of fake news. Around the ...and more »

Scientists Claim They've Developed a Psychological 'Vaccine' Against Fake News - ScienceAlert

Inoculating against misinformation. JOSH HRALA. 24 JAN 2017. Scientists say they've developed a psychological 'vaccine' for fake news, which can be used to inoculate the public against misinformation. "Misinformation can be sticky, spreading and ...and more »

Fake news' power to influence shrinks with a contextual warning, study finds - TechCrunch

Research conducted by social psychologists at Cambridge University in the UK, and Yale and George Mason in the US, offers a potential strategy for mitigating the spread of misinformation online — involving the use of pro-active warnings designed to ...and more »

Cambridge scientists consider fake news 'vaccine' - BBC News

The appearance of fake news on websites and social media has inspired scientists to develop a "vaccine" to immunise people against the problem. A University of Cambridge study devised psychological tools to target fact distortion. Researchers suggest ...and more »

Scientists find 'vaccine' for fake news - Irish Times

A psychological tool aimed at immunising the public against the “virus” of fake news and misinformation has been developed by scientists. Researchers claim to have found a so-called “vaccine” to curb the damaging effects of fact distortion — by ...and more »

Psychologists say they can inoculate people against fake news - CBC.ca

Researchers have found that there may be a way to vaccinate people against climate change misinformation. The key? Telling them lies. A team of psychologists from the University of Cambridge, Yale University and George Mason University studied the ...and more »