Posted March 06, 2018 10:51:25If you’ve ever wondered how to tell if a person is lying or not, then you’re in luck because a new study has just been released.
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and the University at Buffalo found that people who see fake or misleading information are much more likely to believe false information online.
“If you see something you like, but it looks fake or you see an article that seems to be factual, you’re more likely than not to believe it,” said lead researcher Daniela Carillo.
The researchers asked a group of more than 3,000 people to fill out an online survey.
Participants were asked how often they read fake or deceptive content and how often it affected their decisions.
Participants also had to rank the information that they liked or disliked.
They then rated the accuracy of the information.
For example, people who liked fake news were much more accurate than people who didn’t.
The findings were published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Social and Personality Psychology.
The authors also asked participants how often the fake or fake-like content appeared on their social media feeds.
People who liked it were less likely to see it on their feed than people not liking it.
Researchers say they think these findings could have some implications for the way people think about their online privacy and the consequences of using social media.
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