The misinformation virus
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.