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Inoculation Theory: A beginners Guide

Inoculation theory is a social psychological communication theory that explains how an attitude or belief can be protected against persuasion or influence in much the same way a body can be protected against disease…

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Foolproof: Why We Fall for Misinformation and How to Build Immunity

‘A fascinating, in-depth investigation into the complex landscape of misinformation from someone who has spent his career trying to combat fake news’ Angela Saini One of the world’s top experts …


Boosting cognitive competences in online environments

“Boosting” is aimed at improving people’s competences to face various challenges in their lives. Boosting interventions make it easier for people to exercise their own agency by fostering existing skills …


COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook

Why vaccinations? Vaccines help people survive. Vaccines save 5 lives every minute. The eradication of smallpox—a serious disease that left even survivors scarred for life—alone saves an estimated 5 million …


The Conspiracy Theory Handbook

Distinguishing between real conspiracies and conspiracy theories Real conspiracies do exist. Volkswagen conspired to cheat emissions tests for their diesel engines. The U.S. National Security Agency secretly spied on civilian …


The Debunking Handbook

Misinformation can do damage Misinformation is false information that is spread either by mistake or with intent to mislead. When there is intent to mislead, it is called disinformation. Misinformation …


Inoculation Theory: A beginners Guide

When Jigsaw researchers met Jennifer in a Montana cafe, she explained how she came to believe that the Earth was flat. For the past few years Jennifer had become immersed …

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