Study suggests people less likely to fact check news when in company of other people

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 08:02 in Psychology & Sociology

(—A trio of researchers with Columbia University has conducted a series of experiments regarding how much effort people are willing to exert in fact-checking news stories. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Youjung Jun, Rachel Meng and Gita Venkataramani Johar describe the experiments they carried out and what they found as a result.

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