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The ‘vaccine’ works by having small doses of misinformation embedded with correct information using “distortion tactics used by certain groups,” claims the study, adding that “this ‘inoculation’ helped shift and hold opinions closer to the truth, despite the follow-up exposure to ‘fake news’.”
In other words, these researchers absurdly say that introducing misinformation using “distortion tactics” doesn’t actually distort the news, but makes correct information seem more obvious and self-evident.
That’s like saying adding small doses of manure to your bowl of ice cream makes the ice cream that much tastier.
“We wanted to see if we could find a ‘vaccine’ by pre-emptively exposing people to a small amount of the type of misinformation they might experience. A warning that helps preserve the facts,” van der Linden stated. “The idea is to provide a cognitive repertoire that helps build up resistance to misinformation, so the next time people come across it they are less susceptible.”
The waning elites and mainstream media have launched numerous campaigns to combat alternative new leading to and since President Trump’s stunning election victory.
For example, Facebook recently announced their “Journalism Project” which would allow designated third party sites like left-leaning Snopes.com and ABC News to be the arbiters of fake news.
In preparation for several upcoming elections, EU countries like Germany have also created fake news “watchdogs” to flag and remove fake news from social media.