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Amy Sippitt
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Ben Page, Ipsos MORI Apr 15
Over the last two years spontaneous concern about useless politicians has risen from zero to one of the top 10 issues facing the UK h/t
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Will Moy Apr 9
"Ministers should not be saying the government is ready for no deal if they don’t have the evidence to back it up." < probably 's most important factcheck right now, in collaboration with
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Amy Sippitt Apr 4
Here's my latest update on recent research in the field of factchecking and misinformation:
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Richard Fletcher Mar 25
New report from myself and for the European Parliament surveys recent research on the news media and polarisation. We find little published evidence that the news media is increasing polarisation in Europe. (thread, 1/7)
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Mevan Mar 25
👀 DESIGNERS WHERE ARE YOU? 👀 needs a designer to make sure our visual identity is consistent and strong. Your work will be seen by millions and will help to tackle the harm caused by false and misleading information. Deadline: April 2nd
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Brendan Nyhan Mar 20
Read this! Widespread neglect of more recent studies since my paper w/. Key point: "while backfire may occur in some cases, the the evidence now suggests it is rare rather than the norm...generally debunking can make people’s beliefs in specific claims more accurate"
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Amy Sippitt Mar 20
Replying to @asippi
We particularly need more research on this outside the United States, where most of this research has been done. We will be working on this in the coming years!
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Amy Sippitt Mar 20
Replying to @asippi
Our worldview may still affect the extent to which a debunk might be effective. There's also lots more to understand about what makes factchecking content particularly effective, e.g. with tone and language, and the formats we use - and how to ensure they have lasting effects.
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Amy Sippitt Mar 20
Replying to @asippi
The cases where backfire effects were found tended to be particularly contentious topics, or where the factual claim being asked about was ambiguous.
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Amy Sippitt Mar 20
Replying to @asippi
Two studies, from 2010 and 2012, found some (I repeat, only some) evidence of a backfire effect on people's beliefs in certain circumstances. None of the five more recent studies I looked at found any evidence of the effect and found beliefs generally became more accurate.
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Amy Sippitt Mar 20
I did a deep dive into the research on whether attempts to rebut misinformation backfire. See the full report at . Here's an overview of what I found - THREAD 👇
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Full Fact Mar 20
NEW: Our research, launched today, takes an in-depth look at whether the so-called “backfire effect” really exists—and what it means for factcheckers
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Johnny Runge Mar 8
Calling users of ! How well do we understand associated with econ estimates? How do we communicate it to economists, policymakers, journalists & public? Only few days left to complete our short survey. Please RT
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Will Moy Mar 6
Peter Cunliffe-Jones is phenomenally impressive. He's built and its team from scratch, led the world in our field, and now he's handing over in style to another outstanding leader . Congratulations to you both!
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Mevan Feb 19
🚨 JOB ALERT🚨 Interested in helping millions of people tackle the harms caused by false and misleading information? is hiring! We're looking for - Policy Officer - Product Manager - Web Developer - Designer More here: Deadline: 27 Feb 10am
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Mevan Feb 7
We won!!!! YEAH!!!! On behalf of everyone at thank you so much everyone at Vodafone and Social Tech Trust!
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Amy Sippitt Feb 7
Haven't read the paper yet but great to see research on this. "Abuse of power" is one of the harms we identified in 's policy paper Tackling Misinformation in an Open Society
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Amy Sippitt Feb 7
Thanks!
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Amy Sippitt Feb 7
Interesting, thank you! The segmentation is really helpful too. Just to check, is the blue GB as a whole and the red those who mention lack of faith in government etc?
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Amy Sippitt Feb 6
“In addition to asking ‘why do people consume news?’ we need to ask (without judgment) ‘why don’t people consume news?'”
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