If it bleeds, it leads (forever?)
July 12, 2012 3:39 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a link to studies that show people hold on to false beliefs (particularly via incorrect news accounts, accusations, or gossip) even after those facts have been proven false by the very same media outlets or sources.
posted by stagewhisper to Science & Nature (7 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I'm almost positive I saw a post on this very subject on metafilter at some point in the past (or maybe it was referenced). I don't think I'm imagining that there's some scientific proof that whichever story gets out first is the one that gains long term traction regardless of its veracity. But anything's possible!