Example of Fake News: Conservative Experiment

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

Example of Fake News: Conservative Experiment

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 illegal immigrants for our experiment. It was designed to create an emotional reaction in conservative participants. The fake news story describes how thousands of illegal immigrants were sneaking into the United States, through a tunnel under the border wall. 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. 

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