Your brain's built-in biases insulate your beliefs from contradictory facts

Cognitive shortcuts help you efficiently move through a complicated world. But they come with an unwelcome side effect: Facts aren't necessarily enough to change your mind.

Jay Maddock, Professor of Public Health, Texas A&M University • conversation
Dec. 1, 2020 ~8 min

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TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity

If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?

Anjana Susarla, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Michigan State University • conversation
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

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