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New research: partisan media create partisan hostility

Emotions shape people’s beliefs. People who are angry are more likely to be biased, which can make them more susceptible to misperceptions.  A recently published study coming out of this project suggests that partisan media are contributing to rising levels of hostility between citizen who disagree politically. The study used survey data collected in the US and Israel to show that more frequent exposure to politically slanted news sites lead to stronger dislike toward supports of the opposed party.

Short summary: http://news.osu.edu/news/2014/05/07/%E2%80%8Bpartisan-media-driving-a-wedge-between-citizens-study-finds/

Full article: dx.doi.org/10.1111/hcre.12028

 

TechCrunch, TechNewsDaily cover our study on real-time corrections

TechCrunch and TechNewsDaily have each published short profiles of our research examining the effectiveness of real-time corrections.  Read them here:

http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/24/study-finds-that-we-still-believe-untruths-even-after-instant-online-corrections/

http://www.technewsdaily.com/16579-online-fact-checking-corrections.html
Reprinted at MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50587619/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/#.UQQHGr_EZ_4

And Mashable:

http://mashable.com/2013/01/26/issue-corrections-online/

UPDATED 1/30: There’s a new article over at FoxNews.com, too.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/01/29/can-correct-misinformation-on-web-maybe-not/