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False Beliefs Persist, Even After Instant Online Corrections
January 24, 2013
It seems like a great idea: Provide instant corrections to Web-surfers when they run across obviously false information on the Internet. But a new study suggests that this type of tool may not be a panacea for dispelling inaccurate beliefs, particularly among people who already want to believe a falsehood.
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