Out of fright, out of mind. How fear could have led to the persistence of ‘fake news’ surrounding COVID-19

‘Fake News’”false or misleading content presented as news and communicated in formats spanning spoken, written, printed, electronic, and digital communication.” Media scholar Nolan Higdon Misinformation or ‘fake news’ has been rife in recent years. Have you ever wondered why people persist in believing something false? Even when we are shown verified sources contradicting what we…

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