I just published a new article reviewing an academic paper on the rbutr blog:
Review of The Promise and Peril of Real-Time Corrections to Political Misperceptions by Garret and Weeks
by SHANE on APRIL 17, 2013
Research published in the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Journal shows that apps which highlight incorrect information and provide real time corrections may actually be less effective at changing the minds of people who have a pre-disposition to agree with the incorrect information, than time-delayed correction techniques are.
Here I will review the paper, and then reflect on its findings from the perspective of our efforts (rbutr) to create an alternative system of ‘error correction’ in the form of a semantic linkage between claim-rebuttal webpage pairs.