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How partisan hate leads people to believe falsehoods

by Jeff Grabmeier, Ohio State News

Media use plays key role in stirring animosity, study finds.

Researchers now have a better idea of why people who rely on partisan news outlets are more likely to believe falsehoods about political opponents.

And no, it isn’t because these consumers live in media “bubbles” where they aren’t exposed to the truth. Instead, it has to do with how partisan media promote hostility against their rivals.

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