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Web Use Doesn't Encourage Belief in Political Rumors, but E-mail Does


March 7, 2011

Kelly Garrett Despite the fears of some, a new study suggests that use of the Internet in general does not make people more likely to believe political rumors. However, one form of Internet communication--e-mail--does seem to have troubling consequences for the spread and belief of rumors. Full Story

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