CNN Looked Sad to Be Covering Trump's Massive Rally in 'One of the...
143 Democrats Vote Against H.R. 192 Which Bars Noncitizens From Voting in Local...
Media Matters for America Layoffs Brings Schadenfreudelciousness to X
The Left Can't Meme and Apparently Biden Can't Either
Sociology Professor Gets Ratioed Into OBLIVION for Telling People to 'Deal With' Higher...
Deadly Wokeness: UCLA Lowered Admission Standards, Now 50% of Some Groups FAIL Basic...
Here's the Massive Crowd Gathering in AOC's Back Yard for Trump's Bronx Rally
The Trump 'Reich' Hoax, Cruz Unchained, MSNBC Elitism!
Script-a-Palooza! Biden Asked Reporter to Repeat Question Before Delivering a Scripted Ans...
Former ATF Official Slams USA Today Report on U.S. Guns and Mexican Cartels
CNN Host Asked Sen. Ted Cruz for Vote Fraud Evidence and Did NOT...
CONSEQUENCES: Despite Faculty Whining, Harvard Withholds Degrees from Thirteen Seniors Ove...
AOC Preps Bronx Voters for Tonight's Trump Rally With an Amazing Gas Price...
Germany Forgets Its History, Says It Will Arrest Netanyahu If He Enters the...
The View’s Sunny Hostin Tried Challenging Bill Maher on Israel and It Didn’t...

Study: Voters can form false memories after seeing fake news stories (like the 'very fine people' hoax)

This study actually comes out of Ireland and was done in connection with the country’s abortion referendum, but PsychCentral has picked it up to see if it applies equally to U.S. politics.

Advertisement

Janice Wood reports:

The research was conducted in the week before the 2018 referendum on legalizing abortion in Ireland, but researchers suggest that fake news is likely to have similar effects in other political contexts, including the U.S. presidential race in 2020.

“In highly emotional, partisan political contests, such as the 2020 U.S. presidential election, voters may ‘remember’ entirely fabricated news stories,” said lead author Gillian Murphy of University College Cork. “In particular, they are likely to ‘remember’ scandals that reflect poorly on the opposing candidate.”

Scott Adams, who’s long been trying to debunk the “Charlotteville hoax” in which President Trump called neo-Nazis “very fine people,” thinks this is the perfect example.

Advertisement

Advertisement

And then there’s the news that’s just plain wrong, such as Lawrence O’Donnell’s big Deutsche Bank scoop or Ken Delanian’s tweets about American service members’ kids being born overseas not being American citizens.

Advertisement

How many times would we have to play the video of Trump condemning the neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville before people would stop using the “very fine people” line?


Related:

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Twitchy Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement