If you’re interested in misinformation, you may want to check out the December 2017 issue of the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Stephan Lewandowsky and colleagues wrote the lead article, “Beyond Misinformation“, and invited several other scholars across a range of fields to comment on their work. The result is a collection of 11 articles by 19 authors dealing with the question of how we “understand and cope with the ‘post-truth’ era”. In my response, “The ‘Echo Chamber’ Distraction”, I argue that we need to focus less on “echo chambers” and more on disinformation campaigns. Audiences aren’t as fragmented as many people seem to think, but efforts to spread politically motivated falsehoods are evolving rapidly.
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