Example of Fake News: Liberal Experiment

Learn how a fake news story impacted a liberal reader during our experiment.

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Jestin Coler, a successful fake news creator who was originally tracked down by NPR report Laura Sydell and cyber sleuth John Jansen, came up with this article on climate change for our experiment. It was designed to create an emotional reaction in liberal participants. The fake news story describes how a climate change scientist was illegally jailed. Participants read this story as we tracked their brain activity to see how they responded. Check out our blog post to learn more and click here to read this article.