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  1. Correcting Misinformation on the Internet Doesn’t Make Anyone Less Likely to Believe Misinformation

    If you read something on the Internet, it must be true, right? Sadly, that's not the case -- unless you're talking about this blog, where we guarantee we'll get everything 100% right all the time* -- and occasionally, misinformation slips past the armed guards of the world's networks and is posted to the Internet as fact -- take the tired "President Obama was born in Kenya" myth, for example. That's not great news on its own, but there's now worse news to accompany it. A recent study by researchers at Ohio State University shows that even instant corrections of misinformation that are built into websites don't much help straighten things out -- especially if the person reading it already wants to believe the lie.

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