From an episode of The Grapevine
The Grapevine: Don’t Let Truth Get in the Way of a Good Candidate
Most voters would abandon ship if they knew their chosen candidate was spewing lies… or would they? Associate Professor from the University of Western Australia Ullrich Ecker phones in to The Grapevine to chat about his new co-authored paper, ‘Does truth matter to voters? The effects of correcting political misinformation in an Australian sample’. From the differences between the left’s and the right’s proclivity to ignore facts, to the differing levels of impassiveness between Australian and American voters, Professor Ecker breaks down the roles truth and fact-checking play in this era of fake news paranoia and staunch political tribalism.