The More Partisan Your Online Media Diet, the Less Likely You Are to Believe Fact-Checkers

Reading lots of partisan news online makes you more likely to hold inaccurate beliefs even if you are aware of the prevailing evidence, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

The study was conducted ahead of the 2012 presidential election with support from the National Science Foundation. The researchers had a polling firm ask a representative sample of 1,004 Americans whether they were aware of experts’ conclusions on four political misconceptions, whether they believed them and which online news outlets they consumed.

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