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Lotus Fruit

Social Media and the Behavioural Economics of Misinformation

“If it is on the internet, then it must be true” — Abraham Lincoln

Image credits: SÉBASTIEN THIBAULT

I don’t mean to brag, but I come from a large extended family of (relatively) well-educated people. Accomplished doctors, lawyers, CPAs, and tenured professors are all a phone call away. Yet, content like the one below hops between our WhatsApp groups all the time. The fact that no one questions…

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