Lazy, not biased: Susceptibility to partisan is better explained by lack of reasoning than by motivated reasoning.

This is a sociological study determining the most likely reason people accept fake news isn't how well it fits with their biases, but rather they are too lazy and/or stupid to verify it for themselves.

This result is actually rather surprising to me. But that fits with a pattern–I keep overestimating how smart people are. See also Dunning-Kruger…

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Rusted Neuron – an Intentional Community

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Currently the membership limit is 100 people and there are plenty of slots available. The goal is to try to replicate real-world community interaction and norms enforcement online. Keeping it small is intended to create a village atmosphere by staying well under Dunbar's Number.