OPINION AND EDITORIAL
The Science Of Lie Repetition:
Why repeating lies works to make us firmly believe things that are not true
January 26, 2017
What science has found out about how the human brain works, among other things, is this: sheer repetition of the same lie can eventually mark it "as true in our heads."
Seems hard to believe but it's well...true. Repeat the same lie over and over to someone and it becomes "true" to them. That is the simply the way our brains work, those who study the human brain have found.
In politics, false information has a "special power" because it meets up with and reinforces "preexisting beliefs."
Then later attempts to refute the false information (due to the strength of the person's preexisting belief system) actually backfire, planting the false information even more firmly in a person's mind.
Now you know why some people so easily believe "false news" even if there are facts readily available to them to prove the news is false.
Now you know why certain very popular TV news networks keep repeating the same lies and false information over and over.
The repetition serves a preordained agenda for the news outlet which has nothing to do with the dissemination of accurate, "true" news events or unbiased reporting.
Watch this video published Jan. 24, 2017.