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dc.contributor.authorSwire‐Thompson, Briony
dc.contributor.authorEcker, Ullrich K. H.
dc.contributor.authorLewandowsky, Stephan
dc.contributor.authorBerinsky, Adam J.
dc.contributor.authorBerinsky, Adam
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-26T15:55:07Z
dc.date.available2020-08-26T15:55:07Z
dc.date.issued2019-01
dc.identifier.issn0162-895X
dc.identifier.issn1467-9221
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/126821
dc.description.abstractEven if people acknowledge that misinformation is incorrect after a correction has been presented, their feelings towards the source of the misinformation can remain unchanged. The current study investigated whether participants reduce their support of Republican and Democratic politicians when the prevalence of misinformation disseminated by the politicians appears to be high in comparison to the prevalence of their factual statements. We presented U.S. participants either with (1) equal numbers of false and factual statements from political candidates or (2) disproportionately more false than factual statements. Participants received fact-checks as to whether items were true or false, then rerated both their belief in the statements as well as their feelings towards the candidate. Results indicated that when corrected misinformation was presented alongside equal presentations of affirmed factual statements, participants reduced their belief in the misinformation but did not reduce their feelings towards the politician. However, if there was considerably more misinformation retracted than factual statements affirmed, feelings towards both Republican and Democratic figures were reduced—although the observed effect size was extremely small.en_US
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pops.12586en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alikeen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceOther repositoryen_US
dc.titleThey Might Be a Liar But They’re My Liar: Source Evaluation and the Prevalence of Misinformationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationSwire‐Thompson, Briony et al. "They Might Be a Liar But They’re My Liar: Source Evaluation and the Prevalence of Misinformation." Political Psychology 41, 1 (April 2019): 21-34 © 2019 International Society of Political Psychologyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Political Scienceen_US
dc.relation.journalPolitical Psychologyen_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2020-06-04T19:25:35Z
dspace.date.submission2020-06-04T19:25:37Z
mit.journal.volume41en_US
mit.journal.issue1en_US
mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICY


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