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Prof. Adam Berinsky speaks with "Our Body Politic" host Farai Chideya about his new book “Political Rumors: Why We Accept Misinformation and How to Fight it.” Berinksky explains that the, "mere questioning of political reality can have serious downstream consequences because sowing doubt about political policies and claims is much easier than resolving such doubt,” says Berinsky. 

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On left, a portrait of Berinsky with arms crossed with blurry background. On right, the cover of the book has red and blue spirals and says, “Political Rumors, Why We Accept Misinformation and How to Fight It, Adam J. Berinsky.”

When rumors take flight

Professor Adam Berinsky’s new book examines the political misinformation that threatens the US system of government.