Illusory Truth Effect [...]

From the Wikipedia article: "The illusory truth effect (also known as the truth effect or the illusion-of-truth effect) is the tendency to believe information to be correct after repeated exposure."

This is one explanation of how Facebook's "fake news" functions to change people's minds, not simply confirm their pre-existing biases.

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Audrey Watters

Writer. Troublemaker.