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Thanks Lulu! I repeatedly post that just two vendors account for 80% of US election equipment bc studies show that to overcome propaganda—E.g., the LIE that our elections are too decentralized to allow an outcome altering hack—requires clarity & LOTS of REPETITION. 1/
To de-program people who’ve been fooled by disinformation, it’s “important that the corrective information be repeated as frequently, and with even greater clarity, than the myth.” 2/ news.northeastern.edu/2018/06/18/tir…
Swire-Thompson, an esteemed researcher of fake news, has found that altho subjects who’ve been duped will modify their opinions based on “corrective information from a reputable source,” they lapse dramatically back toward their original views after one week! 3/
“This re-believing was even stronger after three weeks”!!! 4/
“‘My conclusion is that corrective information is already at a disadvantage due to the limitations in our memory, and on top of that, we have our ideological biases to deal with,’” Swire-Thompson said. 5/
6/ A subsequent peer-reviewed study of the “Trump phenomenon” confirmed the findings of the earlier study.
7/ “[A]s in her earlier study, subjects ‘re-believed’ the false information when retested a week later.”
8/ ”And this wasn’t limited to Trump supporters..”
9/ “When Democrats encountered true statements attributed to Trump, they assumed they were false. They adjusted this error based on the corrective information, but a week later, they were trending back toward their original belief that Trump’s accurate statements were untrue.”
10/ It is therefore critical that “corrective information be repeated as frequently, and with even greater clarity, than the myth.”
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