11 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2017
Date Written: October 2, 2017
This paper synthesizes existing work on misinformation relating to policy-relevant facts. It argues that misinformation has the greatest power to mislead when it interacts with identity-protective cognition.
Keywords: Identity Protective Reading, Misinformation
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kahan, Dan M., Misinformation and Identity-Protective Cognition (October 2, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3046603