Beware of fake content that exploits emotions and clouds rational thought

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14 November 2021, Daily Maverick,William Bird and Nomshado Lubisi

Content that shocks or horrifies or makes us feel anxious or fearful is often used by disinformers. This week we look at a recent example from the Real411 system to show how our emotional responses are used to cloud rational thought and how disinformation can entrench racist stereotypes.

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