Study: Faulty memories often feed misinformation cycles


National News

December 27, 2019 - 10:13 AM

Customers at Ainsworth Midtown watch a presidential debate in New York in October 2016. Recent research at Ohio State University found that people misremember facts to fit personal biases. GETTY IMAGES/AFP/KENA BETANCUR/TNS

If you’re looking for who’s responsible for all the misinformation out there, you might want to take a peek in the mirror.

OK, OK, it’s not all your fault.

Although external sources of misinformation like “fake news” and purposeful disinformation campaigns draw a lot of attention today, recent research at Ohio State University indicates we might misremember information all on our own.

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