To Fight Against Fake News, Forget Everything

Fact #1: The phenomenon known as the Illusory Truth Effect causes one to think anything is true if they see it more than once.

Fact #2: A person with mild Alzheimer’s disease suffers from a condition that prevents them from remembering most things that weren’t previously contextualized for them — those things are also known as facts.

Conclusion: Thanks to a relative immunity to the illusory truth effect, a person with mild Alzheimer’s disease is a better fact-checker than a person living without this disease.

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