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The power of misinformation

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By TedEd

How does a fact become a misconception? Dig into the world of misinformation to see how facts can become distorted and misleading.

In 1901, David Hänig published research that led to what we know today as the taste map: an illustration that divides the tongue into four separate areas. It has since been published in textbooks and newspapers. There is just one problem: the map is wrong.

So how do misconceptions like this spread, and what makes a fake fact so easy to believe? Joseph Isaac dives into the world of misinformation.

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