Want to Correct Misinformation? Try Doing It With a Graphic (Nieman Journalism Lab)



Professor of Government Brendan Nyhan says using graphics is a great way to combat misinformation. (photo courtesy of Brendan Nyhan)

What is the best way to combat incorrect information that won’t go away? Create a graphic.

So reports the Nieman Journalism Lab website in an article covering a new paper written by Assistant Professor of Government Brendan Nyhan and a colleague. The paper, which is on “motivated reasoning and political misperception,” suggests that “graphics can provide a powerful, and perhaps essential, way of counteracting misinformation.”

Read the full story, published by Nieman Journalism Lab on 09/14/11.

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