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Twitter is wrong about Alex Jones: facts are not enough to combat conspiracy theories • The Verge
Laura Hudson:
<p>Who doesn’t want to think that the truth will always win in the end, that information not only wants to be free, but that this freedom will lead us toward a more just world — especially when it is your job to share information?

But in our current moment, it is a dangerously naïve idea. While the internet has led to the promotion of important voices we might not have otherwise heard, the last decade has demonstrated with searing clarity that this idea has far more powerfully contributed to the amplification of lies, manipulation, and an epistemological collapse that has deformed human discourse and undermined the very notion of truth.

A growing body of research has demonstrated that the distorted light of modern media does not always lead to illumination. In a <a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/254068240_Rumors_Truths_and_Reality_A_Study_of_Political_Misinformation">2015 paper</a>, MIT professor of political science Adam Berinsky found that rather than debunking rumors or conspiracy theories, presenting people with facts or corrections sometimes entrenched those ideas further.

<a href="http://www.dartmouth.edu/~nyhan/nyhan-reifler.pdf">Another study</a> by Dartmouth researchers found that “if people counter-argue unwelcome information vigorously enough, they may end up with ‘more attitudinally congruent information in mind than before the debate,’ which in turn leads them to report opinions that are more extreme than they otherwise would have had.”

<a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0181640">A 2014 study</a> published by the American Academy of Pediatrics similarly found that public information campaigns about the absence of scientific evidence for a link between autism and vaccinations actually “decreased intent to vaccinate among parents who had the least favorable vaccine attitudes.” When people feel condescended to by the media or told that they are simply rubes being manipulated — even by expert political manipulators — they are more likely to embrace those beliefs even more strongly.</p>


This is a terrific article, worth reading in full.
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