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Traffic jams

The process of a rumor goes through stages for "optimization", essentially boiling it down to something that can easily grab the attention of the reader and possibly subvert their more rational cognitions. Allport & Postman (1947), leveling is essentially a diffusion i.e., making the rumor contain fewer words or items, shortening it, and taking away … Continue reading

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Can spear eye see the eerie?

One of the biggest issues emerging out of the digital age is the onslaught of misinformation and conspiracy theories that flood the internet, spreading like wildfire through populations. It seems we are being pushed into a post-truth society, where objective reality has lost some of its power in influencing political and societal decisions. One of the … Continue reading