The effectiveness of short-format refutational fact-checks.

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From: British Journal of Psychology(Vol. 111, Issue 1)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Document Type: Report
Length: 51 words

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Abstract :

Simple 'false-tag' retractions reduced belief in false claims, and there was no evidence for a familiarity-driven backfire effect. Meanwhile, short-format refutations were more effective than simple retractions after a one-week delay but not a one-day delay. Simple 'false-tag' retractions and short-format refutations were associated with reduced misinformation-congruent reasoning at both delays.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A612001507