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Five Reasons Why People Believe Fake News

Arvindh Yuvaraj

14-Jul-17 11:00

Five Reasons Why People Believe Fake News

The issue of fake news has been a hot topic ever since the 2016 US Elections, but what causes some people to believe in a story that seems so evidently fake to us? Or, are we also guilty of spreading fake news without even knowing it? On this episode, we take a look at what causes fake news items to go viral, and why it’s so hard for millions of people to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not.

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Tags:  fake newsfalse newsviral newsfacebookcognitive dissonanceUS Electionsfive for fortune

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