Good News about Bad News: Gamified Inoculation Boosts Confidence and Cognitive Immunity Against Fake News

@article{Basol2020GoodNA,
  title={Good News about Bad News: Gamified Inoculation Boosts Confidence and Cognitive Immunity Against Fake News},
  author={Melisa Basol and J. Roozenbeek and S. van der Linden},
  journal={Journal of Cognition},
  year={2020},
  volume={3}
}
Recent research has explored the possibility of building attitudinal resistance against online misinformation through psychological inoculation. The inoculation metaphor relies on a medical analogy: by pre-emptively exposing people to weakened doses of misinformation cognitive immunity can be conferred. A recent example is the Bad News game, an online fake news game in which players learn about six common misinformation techniques. We present a replication and extension into the effectiveness… Expand
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