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Fact: Calling out political furphies works, in Australia at least

An article from the Sydney Morning Herald: Fact: Calling out political furphies works, in Australia at least (with some local flavour)

An article from New Scientist: Australians care if politicians tell lies, but people in the US don’t (from a non-Australian point of view)

The study itself in Royal Society Open Science: Does truth matter to voters? The effects of correcting political misinformation in an Australian sample.

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    taladar Link
    For those as confused by the term as I was, the Wikipedia page on Furphy.

    For those as confused by the term as I was, the Wikipedia page on Furphy.

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    1. Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
      You mean not everyone here knows Aussie slang? :)

      You mean not everyone here knows Aussie slang? :)