Lazy, not biased: Susceptibility to partisan #FakeNews is better explained by lack of reasoning than by motivated reasoning. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001002771830163X
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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