Rumour mill in the US

According to a study, lies told for political purposes continue to influence voters after they have been debunked.

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Published: Sun 19 Jun 2016, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 19 Jun 2016, 2:00 AM

A verbal civil war is now in full swing across the political landscape in the United States. The daily barrage of political slander is unwarranted. They go politically berserk and distract the public from their transgressions and the real issues with meta-issues. According to a study, lies told for political purposes continue to influence voters after they have been debunked.
With the rise of the 24/7 news cycle and rapid communication, the potential for the spread of false information through rumours is perhaps greater than any time in our history.
- A reader, by email

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