Intuitive thinkers more prone to misinformation

Fear and uncertainty during the pandemic has created fertile ground for the spread of misinformation, particularly on social media.

A new study from the Australian National University has found that whether we convinced by facts and experts or not has a lot to do with our thinking ‘style’.

People who are ‘analytical’ thinkers are less likely to believe misinformation, while those who are more ‘intuitive’ are more likely to both believe and spread it.