UM: Information & Democracy

The Boston Globe reports on a UM study that found “when misinformed people, particularly political partisans, were exposed to corrected facts in news stories, they rarely changed their minds. In fact, they often became even more strongly set in their beliefs.” The article quotes the study’s lead researcher, UM political scientist Brendan Nyhan: “The general idea is that it’s absolutely threatening to admit you’re wrong.” [Source]