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Digital Subscriptions > Skeptical Inquirer > Nov/Dec 2018 > Why We’re Susceptible to Fake News—and How to Defend against It

Why We’re Susceptible to Fake News—and How to Defend against It

Thought processes and belief systems that people develop early in life to help protect against the anxiety and stress of an uncertain world may help explain why some individuals fall victim to what has come to be known as fake news, but psychologists can offer some strategies to defend against it, according to a series of presentations at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in August 2018 in San Francisco.

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