We Have Concerns

Creating Tears and Encouraging Truth

Episode Summary

Scientists have created groupings of cells that can cry. Jeff and Anthony debate whether this creates incredible new frontiers, or is a nightmare from which we will never awaken. Then, a new study suggests that shifting reader attention online can help combat the spread of inaccurate information. Adding a request to rate information accuracy can actually change the quality of information they share online. Anthony and Jeff discuss how effective this approach might be on social media channels.

Episode Notes

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Today’s stories: 

This one, submitted by  Mark Nuhfer: https://gizmodo.com/researchers-have-figured-out-a-way-to-stop-people-from-1846514430

And this one, submitted by zmansfield: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00681-0?

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