Web Use Doesn't Encourage Belief in Political Rumors, But E-Mail Does

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 16:00 in Psychology & Sociology

Despite the fears of some, a new study suggests that use of the internet in general does not make people more likely to believe political rumors. But e-mail is a special case. However, one form of internet communication - e-mail - does seem to have troubling consequences for the spread and belief of rumors.

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