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Why do voters believe lies and questionable political claims?
In the wake of recent elections, both in the US and abroad, many observers have questioned why voters place their trust in candidates who disregard the facts and the truth. Berinsky’s recent research provides striking evidence that voters on either side of a partisan divide are apt to interpret their candidate’s false statements as true. Zuckerman’s recent research demonstrates that when voters feel that the political process is unjust, they appreciate lying demagoguery as symbolic protest. Join us as Professor Rayo guides a discussion to generate ideas for productive change. Ezra Zuckerman Sivan is the Siteman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the MIT Sloan School. Adam Berinsky is a Professor of Political Science in the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

 

Monday, May 1, 2017 | 11:30am1pm E51-345
Light lunch served at 11:30am, Conversation 12-1pm
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