Darren Linvill's research explores state sponsored social media disinformation and its influence on civil discourse (in and out of the classroom). In addition to his academic publications, Darren has written for The Washington Post and Rolling Stone.
While the effect sizes are relatively modest, they’re encouraging, given the nature of the intervention. The intervention was better than no intervention, but it’s not ideal because you’re fundamentally teaching blanket skepticism, which has downsides. You have to teach people how to apply critical thinking.19 July 2021