Fact-checking can’t do much when people’s “dueling facts” are driven by values instead of knowledge
"Perhaps the most disappointing finding from our studies — at least from our point of view — is that there are no known fixes to this problem."
Theory: Every article that flatly asserts fact-checking is useless is 2 links away from the 2010 study on the backfire effect that has since been found to be *extremely rare*.
Interesting piece from political scientists about entrenched values overwriting factual evaluations. This must raise a question about the amount of money going into fact checking
Dr Darren Saunders
It’s one thing to watch this play out in politics, in a science/medical context it can be deadly.
Jose Afonso Furtado
Fact-checking can’t do much when people’s ‘dueling facts’ are driven by values instead of knowledge, by David Barker (
) and Morgan Marietta /