Data from the behavioral sciences says building immunity to mis-, dis- and mal-information is an effective tool for slowing the spread and mitigating the impact deceptive information. The theoretical foundation is based on inoculation theory, a psychological framework from the 1960s that aims to induce preemptive resistance against unwanted persuasion attempts. Based on this theory, NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, a multi-nationally constituted and NATO-accredited international military organization, recently teamed with the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and published the following report, “Inoculation Theory and Misinformation. ”
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