To Tackle Prejudice, First Tackle Confirmation Bias

“Confirmation bias” is widespread. Indeed it is human to “look for, find, remember and share information that confirms the beliefs we already have, and the tendency to dismiss, ignore and forget information that contradicts those beliefs.” Confirmation bias is what spreads “propaganda and false or misleading claims among otherwise sensible and skeptical people.”

Here are examples of lies about Donald Trump that confirm what some people think they know about him, but in fact are not true. http://www.snopes.com/2017/07/12/trump-lies/

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