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ERIC Number: EJ1141420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Responding to Misinformation about Climate Change
Lawrence, Eva K.; Estow, Sarah
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v16 n2 p117-128 2017
This study examined responses to climate change misinformation and messages designed to counter misinformation. Participants (N = 406) first responded to a social media post denying the existence of global warming and then were randomly assigned to read one of three responses to the original post (correction, collaboration, control). Participants in the collaboration condition reported the highest likelihood of posting their own comment, were more likely to agree with or like the comment, and were less likely to be argumentative in their own response. Support of action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions did not vary based on experimental condition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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