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It's possible to 'vaccinate' Americans against fake news, experiment shows

It's possible to 'vaccinate' Americans against fake news, experiment shows

An overwhelming 97% of scientists agree that climate change is real and that human activity is responsible. But only 27% of U.S. adults realize there is such widespread agreement, according to a recent Pew Research Center report.

The scientific consensus on climate change gets diluted as the public sorts between real news and fake news, facts and alternative facts. Misinformation can spread like a virus.

But just like a virus, it may be possible to “vaccinate” people against the...

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