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Confronting Disinformation Spreaders on Twitter Only Makes It Worse, MIT Scientists Say

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A "perverse downstream consequence for debunking... being corrected by another user for posting false political news increases subsequent sharing of low quality, partisan, and toxic content".

Looks like evidence for the backfire effect: "Direct correction ... backfires by making people feel defensive or focusing their attention on social factors (eg embarrassment) rather than accuracy"

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The above notes were curated from the full post www.vice.com/en/article/93ybay/confronting-disinformation-spreaders-on-twitter-only-makes-it-worse-mit-scientists-say.

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