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Science suggests that frequently repeating a lie creates “the illusion of truth”

The techniques of propagandists work for good reason. Studies show that the more often we hear a statement, the more likely we are to believe it is true—regardless of the underlying facts.

Tom Stafford, a professor of psychology and cognitive science at the University of Sheffield and author of For argument’s sake: Evidence that reason can change mindswrote in BBC Future that the “illusion of truth” is created from frequently hearing a statement repeated. Stafford points to a 2015 Vanderbilt University study showing that this illusion works even when the person hearing the statement is aware of a contradictory fact.

https://qz.com/822907/science-suggests-that-frequently-repeating-a-lie-creates-the-illusion-of-truth/

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