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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:54 AM

People are more likely to believe #FakeNews if it comes with a photo.




People are more likely to believe something that isn't true if the claim is placed next to a loosely relevant photograph, new research shows.

Dr Eryn Newman, from ANU's Research School of Psychology, has been exploring how people determine truth in a fake-news era.

Newman found that people make the decision to trust information if it has pictures to illustrate the ideas -- but it doesn't even have to show your proof.

“It might be something like 'turtles are deaf' with a photograph of a turtle in the ocean."

Or ‘Nick Cave is alive’ or ‘Nick Cave is dead’ with the same photograph and it leads people to believe both claims in different experiments,” she said.

https://tendaily.com.au/news/a181121nml/people-believe-fake-news-if-it-comes-with-any-photo-study-20181122

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Reply People are more likely to believe #FakeNews if it comes with a photo. (Original post)
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PoliticAverse Nov 2018 #1
dalton99a Nov 2018 #2
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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:57 AM

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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 02:10 AM

2. NotFakeNews:

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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 02:27 AM

4. Jeebus Man! I was just about to make a late nite snack.

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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 02:19 AM

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