NiemanLab: Googling for credible information can help correct belief in misinformation, according to a new study

NiemanLab: Googling for credible information can help correct belief in misinformation, according to a new study. “Simply conducting a Google search to verify if a given statement about ethnic minorities in Japan is true or not could help correct disinformation, a new study published Wednesday in PLoS One found. To understand some of the consequences of searching online for information, researchers at the City University of Hong Kong’s Department of Media and Communication conducted two experiments about misinformation about ethnic minorities in Japan.” Of course this presupposes that Google is supplying the correct information.

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