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Don’t fall into the fake news trap! 🕳
Last month we put out a series of Misinformer Tactics
Here is a recap of common Misinformer Tactics so you can be on the lookout! 🕵
- Astroturfing. This practice gives the *appearance* of grassroots, authentic support but is really operated by just a few individuals.
- False Dichotomies. Misinformers will often present options as black or white. But in reality there are many different shades of grey.
- Red Herring. This tactic distracts from the point at hand to redirect the conversation. Feeling misdirected? Ask whether the information provided is relevant.
- Appeal to Nature. We have a bias towards things that appear to be “natural”. But natural isn’t always better and this bias can lead us down some dangerous roads.
- Causal Fallacy. When we see: A followed by B; our brains want to jump to: A caused B. But that is not always the case. Correlation does not equal causation!
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Beware of the fake news trap! 🕳— ScienceUpFirst | LaScienced'Abord (@ScienceUpFirst) February 15, 2022
Last month we put out a series of Misinformer Tactics in collaboration with the amazing illustrator Jordan Collver (@JordanCollver).
Here is a recap of what to look out for 👇
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