Why Do We Fall For Fake News? with Dr. Nadia Brashier

Why Do We Fall For Fake News? with Dr. Nadia Brashier

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Wednesday, 9 February

Have you ever read a headline that seems just plausible enough—when you realize it’s fake? This week, Dr. Nadia Brashier joins Jonathan to discuss how our brains process misinformation, why even one exposure to a falsehood can increase our odds of believing it, and what we can do to debunk fake news.

Dr. Nadia Brashier is an Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. She studies why people fall for fake news and how we can intervene. You can follow Dr. Brashier on Twitter @nadiabrashier and read more about her research at nadiabrashier.com.

 

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