Cartoon Videos Help Social Media Users Flag Misinformation: Google Research

You may have heard that podcasts occasionally include information that is not entirely accurate.  Shocking but true!  Google-backed research has found the “prebunking” with cartoon videos can help users recognize common misinformation techniques such as ad hominem attacks and false dichotomies.  The researchers seem pleased to find a 5% improvement in ability recognize such techniques within 24 hours of viewing the education videos.  Raise your hand if you think that’s enough to matter.