DH Open Office Hours - The Prevalence of Backfire Effects after the Correction of Misinformation, Briony Swire-Thompson
Briony Swire-Thompson, a postdoctoral researcher at the Network Science Institute will share her work entitled, The Prevalence of Backfire Effects after the Correction of Misinformation. Her research investigates “the prevalence of backfire effects in two datasets and 34 misconceptions”. Swire-Thompson defines a backfire effect as “when an individual reports believing even more in the misinformation after a correction has been presented.” Her project goal is to explore the differences in participants or qualities of an item that make it likely to result in backfire effects.
- Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Show more dates
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- Snell Library, Digital Scholarship Commons: Media Lounge (211 SL)