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No. 212, November 2017
 
8) How Fake News (Cannot) be Corrected
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania are showing ways of how to correct fake news in a meta analysis – and which ways do not have the desired effect. According to the researchers, it is not very helpful to simply highlight information as “fake”. If one wants to tackle fake news successfully, one should provide an alternative explanation. If this happens in the shape of a story, the rumour in people’s minds will be replaced to the same extent. http://sz.de/1.3677301