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Why Our Brains Want to Spread Misinformation

Even when it’s banal or harmless, this is why we can’t help spreading false information

Photo: Robert Alexander/Getty Images

The other day, I came across a cute little video. It is a monkey playing a memory game incredibly well. Way better than I ever could. Underneath is an explanation: “Millions of years ago,” it says, our ancestors “lost a tremendous amount of…

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Simon Pitt

Simon Pitt

Media techie, developer, product manager, software person and web-stuff doer. Head of Corporate Digital at BBC, but views my own. More at pittster.co.uk