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Fact-Checking Fake News Is Making Some People Believe It

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2023
From The Center

Checking fake news online is actually making some people believe it, a new study has found.

It's not hard to find fake news, especially with the internet. But, you'd think a simple Google search could clear up any misinformation. New findings published in Nature, however, actually find that the opposite is true.

"Our study shows that the act of searching online to evaluate news increases belief in highly popular misinformation—and by notable amounts," Zeve Sanderson, founding executive director of New York University's Center for Social Media and Politics (CSMaP) and one of the...

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