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5 tips to spot misinformation and prevent its spread

September 2, 2021 | 1:29 PM GMT
It can be difficult to tell the difference between credible news and misinformation — and in some ways, our brains are contributing to the problem. According to psychologist Nadia Brashier, when we hear information repeatedly, we’re more likely to believe it is true, even when it’s not. As misinformation proliferates on all of our newsfeeds, it can be difficult to tell if what we’re reading is accurate. Host Nicole Ellis spoke with experts to identify ways to spot misinformation and help prevent it from spreading.