Washington Post: When Twitter fact-checks Trump’s tweets, it polarizes Americans even more, our research finds

Washington Post: When Twitter fact-checks Trump’s tweets, it polarizes Americans even more, our research finds . “Scholars have studied when fact-checking political misinformation effectively changes what citizens believe. Sometimes, research finds that such rebuttals can backfire; individuals confronted with contrary views double down on their beliefs. Other research suggests that correction backfires are relatively rare. But scholars have never investigated the effects of labeling misinformation when the source is the president of the United States.”

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