Reviewing Evidence Improves Crowdworkers’ Misinformation Judgments, Reduces Partisan Bias

July 13, 2023


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How do people evaluate news articles for potential misinformation? According to a new U-M study, people make better and less biased judgments about misinformation after searching the internet for corroborating evidence. Paul Resnick, the study’s lead author and U-M professor of information, shares insights from the study, suggesting the results show that juries composed of lay raters could be valuable in assessing misinformation.

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