Primary Outcomes (end points)
Estimate people's prior beliefs and actual ability to correctly assess the accuracy of the information content of the news presented to them (Fake News detection ability).
Explore whether prior beliefs and actual Fake News detection ability are predicted by individual characteristics (e.g., income, education, etc.) and the intensity of social media use and addiction.
Study whether subjects update beliefs, change FN detection performance, as well as economic decisions, in response to a signal about own true Fake News detection ability.
Explore people's prior belief and attitudes towards socially and economically relevant domains (e.g., vaccination, climate change) and test the causal effect of FN exposure on the beliefs and attitudes within these domains.