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Making Sense of Being Wrong

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Recently, talk show host Diane Rehm apologized to Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for incorrectly stating he has dual citizenship with Israel. Her misinformation came from a Facebook post. 

According to a couple of studies by the American Press Institute, false information on Twitter overpowers efforts to correct it by a ratio of about 3 to 1.  And, most people are confident in the accuracy of what they are repeating from internet sources. We talk with the Poynter Institute’s Kelly McBride about why so many  people are 'confidently wrong.'