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Good at Spotting Fake News? You Probably Have High Emotional Intelligence

The prevalence of political and scientific misinformation in the media has serious negative consequences for society. In a report by Pew Research Center, Americans ranked the problem of fake news higher than the problems of violent crime, racism, and climate change. And although people think they’ll be able to recognize it when they see it, about 60% of those surveyed admitted to sharing misinformation before realizing that it was fake news.

Read on to learn how higher emotional intelligence may help to see through the emotionally charged content of…

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Ed Ergenzinger

Patent attorney, neuroscientist, adjunct professor, mental health advocate. 5X Top Writer: Mental Health, Health, Science, Food, & Humor.