It’s hard to know what’s true and what’s not anymore. Anything online can be faked to look legit. The pandemic and the protests against racial inequality are both great examples – misinformation is all over social media. And here’s a troubling fact – these fake news stories aren’t just misleading. They also have the potential to rewire your memory. Guest: Elizabeth F. Loftus, PhD, UCI Distinguished Professor of psychological science, criminology, law and society; cognitive science.
Fake news isn’t just misleading. It can create false memories.
BYU Radio, July 24, 2020 (Audio)
July 24, 2020