The consequences of fake news - EXPeditions

The consequences of fake news

by Sander van der Linden
  • Key point 1
    Fake news can have tragic consequences, such as the spate of lynchings in India caused by false rumours spread on WhatsApp.
  • Key point 2
    Research has shown that people who believe coronavirus conspiracy theories are less likely to get vaccinated.
  • Key point 3
    People are more likely to mistrust science when they think its findings restrict their personal freedom.