The truth about truthiness
For psychologists, fake news provides a worrying insight into human cognition, as Tabitha Carvan reports.
Dr Eryn Newman is describing the results of one of her studies of ‘truthiness’ at the ANU Research School of Psychology: “The really cool thing about this is … ,” she begins, before stopping herself mid-sentence. “No, wait. I should say, it’s the really disturbing thing.”