A Meta-Analysis of Correction Effects in Science-Relevant Misinformation
Man-pui, S. and Albarracín, D.. (2023). A Meta-Analysis of Correction Effects in Science-Relevant Misinformation. (Abstract only.) Nature Human Behavior. .
The authors reviewed data obtained from 74 reports to determine success rates of debunking science-related misinformation. Overall, attempts were not successful; corrections were more successful when the topic concerned domains other than health and "when they were detailed, when recipients were likely familiar with both sides of the issue ahead of the study and when the issue was not politically polarized."