The misinformation virus | Curio

The misinformation virus

27 mins | Apr 19, 2021

Facts do not seem to be a cure. History teems with deceit but what’s different today is the speed, scope and scale of misinformation. A growing body of research over the past decade is casting doubts on our ability to resist it in the face of evidence, but why is this? Elitsa Dermendzhiyska — a science writer and social entrepreneur — examines how lies and distortions don’t just afflict the ignorant: the more you know, the more susceptible you can be.

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