Bush and Rumsfeld

The Backfire Effect

The backfire effect is when people double-down on their beliefs even when these beliefs are shown to be factually incorrect.
Acrobats

Who Can You Trust Online?

Who can you trust online? It’s a question that comes up constantly in our digital lives, and it’s also a subject of great fascination to internet scholars.
Campaign Donors

The Five Percent: Looking at Where the Largest Campaign Donors Come From

The majority of campaign donors live in just five percent of the country's zip codes. Here is where they ideologically stand on issues.
The Daily Show
Jon Stewart
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‘The Daily Show’ as Political Influence

Does the Daily Show really impact people's political views?