Misinformation: Psychological Science shows why it sticks and how to fix it

  • metta

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    Sep 20, 2012 7:36 AM GMT

    Misinformation: Psychological Science shows why it sticks and how to fix it

    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/afps-mps091912.php
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    Sep 20, 2012 10:39 AM GMT



    IN SHORT, 'THINKING IS HARD'........and LIARS count on many people not giving their misinformation a second thought..


    FOX NEWS STRATEGY: Lure stupid people to your programming, by focusing on sensationalism over content.....

    then......FEED THEM LIES to manipulate their vote.



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    Sep 20, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
    Mathematics of Opinion Formation Reveals How Moderation Trumps Extremism

    Historians know that the best way to replace an extremist view is with an equally extreme opposing view. Now mathematicians have discovered how to make moderation spread instead


    http://www.technologyreview.com/view/429294/mathematics-of-opinion-formation-reveals-how/
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    Sep 20, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    JockTheVote said


    IN SHORT, 'THINKING IS HARD'........and LIARS count on many people not giving their misinformation a second thought..


    FOX NEWS STRATEGY: Lure stupid people to your programming, by focusing on sensationalism over content.....

    then......FEED THEM LIES to manipulate their vote.





    Of course the left NEVER does this, only the right? It's no longer a surprise when I see someone on the left accusing the right of what THEY THEMSELVES are doing. The news media and propaganda blogs (usually one and the same) are full of this. Some might say it's just a differing point of view. I think it's more than that.
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    Sep 20, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
    "Of course the left NEVER does this, only the right? "

    Blakes7, NO OFFENSE .....BUT...

    I hear this excuse from the Rightwingers every time they take an unethical approach to defending their point of view.

    There is NO EQUIVALENT TO FOX NEWS on what you guys call "the Left".

    The relentless fabrication of a fake story-----then pushing THE LIE with every program--------IS NOT TOLERATED ON MSNBC...or anywhere else in the mainstream media.

    And CONSIDER THE BEHAVIOR OF THE CONSERVAPOSSE:

    You don't see Libs and Progressives on this site creating sock accounts to pretend to be Republicans who suddenly hate Romney.
    I'm not saying we are nicer-------but we don't have the level of disrespect for our fellow RJers that some of the Conservaposse does.
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    Sep 20, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    Keep telling yourself that most news media in this country is fair and objective. That they don't let personal views affect what and how they report things, that there's no obvious left wing agenda. Stay in that isolated world, it's fine with me.......icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 20, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
    Blakes7, Let's take an example from today on FOX and DRUDGE...and dozens of other Rightwing media:

    THE BOGUS STORY: 'President Obama had time to meet with a Pirate....but no time to meet with Netanyahu'.

    THE REALITY: The comical picture of the President sitting with a pirate-costumed fellow WAS FROM 2009 !!!!

    TOTAL BULLSHIT......AND FOX KNEW IT----BUT KEPT REPEATING IT.
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    Sep 20, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    How many golf games has Obama played during his presidency? If any republican president played half as many, it's all you'd hear about. Examples abound, it would be a full time job to point out even a small fraction of them. Believe whatever you like, it's been my experience that people hear and see what they want to, and ignore everything else. It must be a way of getting through the day.
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    Sep 20, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    Blakes7,

    Take some time to give specifics. Otherwise, you aren't making a point.

    So far you are just repeating the mythology you've picked up from FOX, Drudge, NewsMax and the other fake news sites.

    I don't disrespect your point of view.......but I would like to see you present some facts to back it up.