Innoculating people against online misinformation

I just read this and thought it might be relevant to people’s interests. The TLDR is they find a small but measurable increase in people’s ability to spot misinformation when they’d been shown videos like below beforehand. It cheered me up that this kind of research is finding ways to deal with waves hands all this out there. Now we just need to get it into the curriculum in schools :slight_smile: .

The orignal academic paper is available here -

And these are some of the video ads they used.


Oh yes, I like this.

It does make me think how stuff like this could be used for educational purposes. Like how could community managers have this as part of their training or onboarding into a job.

Or how could members who join be encouraged to watch it as part of the joining process.

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