Political bias might be more important in predicting acceptance of fake news than a conspiratorial mindset, according to new research published in the journal Social Psychology. "We have been astonished to see how recently, and especially with the advent of social media, the influence of fake news on political decisions has intensified. Even important political events, such as an election, can be influenced by fake news. While the literature mainly emphasized the susceptibility of people with conservative attitudes, we were curious about how universal a phenomenon this could be," said study au...


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