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Fake news isn’t just misleading. It can create false memories.

BYU Radio, July 24, 2020 (Audio)

July 24, 2020

Fake news isn’t just misleading. It can create false memories.

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.