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Correcting campaign misinformation: Experimental evidence from a two-wave panel study

Horvath, Laszlo, Stevens, Daniel, Banducci, Susan, Popp, Raluca, Coan, Travis (2024) Correcting campaign misinformation: Experimental evidence from a two-wave panel study. Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, . (doi:10.37016/mr-2020-132) (KAR id:104953)


In this study, we used a two-wave panel and a real-world intervention during the 2017 UK general election to investigate whether fact-checking can reduce beliefs in an incorrect campaign claim, source effects, the duration of source effects, and how predispositions including political orientations and prior exposure condition them. We find correction effects in the short term only, but across different political divisions and various prior exposure levels. We discuss the significance of independent fact-checking sources and the UK partisan press in facilitating effects.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.37016/mr-2020-132
Additional information: For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising from this submission.
Uncontrolled keywords: General Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Building and Construction, General Medicine, Ocean Engineering, General Medicine, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science (miscellaneous), Business and International Management, Urban Studies, History, General Medicine, General Medicine
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (
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Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2024 16:51 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2024 02:21 UTC
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