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Correcting misinformation: The role of source (un)trustworthiness on the effects of repetition and contradiction in judgments of information’s truth-value.

Project description

How to avoid falling for fake news

Much of what you read online is fake news – hoaxes aimed to misinform readers, to influence their view on an issue or to push a political agenda. Fake news are more likely to be shared and reshared across the web, reaching millions of people in a short time. This is why misinformation-correction actions are difficult – people easily believe information they encounter repeatedly. The EU-funded MISTRUST project will examine the correction mechanism. It proposes methods to convince people to question fake news by providing information about the untrustworthiness of the source. The results of the project will help inform policies on effective ways to tackle fake news.

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Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Avenida Das Forcas Armadas
1649 026 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 147 815,04