Example of Fake News: Liberal Experiment

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

Example of Fake News: Liberal 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 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.

J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots: What to Know If You Already Got the Shot

Six cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis have been reported among the 6.8 million people who received the J&J vaccine.

After the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was associated with cases of "rare and severe" blood clots, the U.S. government recommended officials pause giving the shot. But nearly 7 million people have already received the vaccine. So the news has a lot of people wondering if they should be concerned and what they need to look for.

The short answer: "Don't panic."

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