When your family spreads misinformation

Compounding this problem is people’s increased tendency to believe misinformation when it comes from those with whom they have close ties, Cailin O’Connor, an associate professor of philosophy at UC Irvine, told me. … “The closer you perceive yourself to [be to] someone … the more you trust the information they’re sharing,” O’Connor said. “With families I would think, a lot of the time, that kind of closeness would be in place.”