PhD Student in Communication, The Ohio State University
My research explores how information processing influences individuals to endorse inaccurate information as truth. I focus on how psychological characteristics, such as the amount of effortful processing one uses, and message characteristics, such as the format, tone, or schematic consistency of the information, influence the way in which people process information. I utilize a variety of methods to evaluate my work, including eye tracking methodology and online experiments.
In July, the website Snopes published a piece fact-checking a story posted on The Babylon Bee, a popular satirical news site with a conservative bent. Conservative columnist David French criticized Snopes for debunking...