Knowledge mitigates misinformation

“With increasing global communications, we have experienced increasing misinformation. New research shows that mere exposure to misinformation about smart meters is related to perceptions of related risks. Increased knowledge about smart meters can reduce the impact of some misinformation but it does not work for all types”.

Alexa Spence, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham, and co-investigator in Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute and the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub has published “Knowledge mitigates misinformation” in the News & Views section of Nature Energy this week.