Using fear as a political platform has created a resurgence in feelings of tribalism. The utilization of fear as a political tool is uninformed, illogical and can result in increased social violence. A new study looks at the impact of the politics of fear on tribalism.
A new study reports innuendo alone in news coverage may fuel the belief in conspiracy theories. Researchers say news reports that imply correlations are enough to lead people to believe incorrect or false information.
Researchers report skepticism that the flu vaccine can cause autism, is ineffective and can result in contracting the virus prevents some parents from vaccinating their children.
According to researchers, over 50% of people in some European countries still believe the myth that vaccines cause autism, despite the claim being widely discredited. A new paper looks at why so many people may still believe the vaccine-autism link is real.
Researchers report teleological thinking, a single and powerful cognitive bias which entails the perception of final causes or an overriding purpose in natural events, is linked to two seemingly unconnected beliefs; conspiracy theories and creationism.
Researchers say the tendency to believe in conspiracies and fake news may be rooted in childhood development.
Researchers report people with high levels of confidence in their understanding of public policy are more likely to endorse political conspiracies, especially if they lack accurate knowledge of policy.
A new article reports artificial intelligence can be a useful tool in spotting fake news online, but it can also be used to generate misleading, seemingly credible, information.
A new study reveals people who strongly believe in conspiracy theories are more likely to hold anti-vaccine attitudes.
According to a PLOS ONE study, political bias isn't all that helps shape how we perceive truth and news, trusting intuitions also plays a part.