Sam Wineberg, professor of higher ed at Stanford, did a fascinating experiment: he pitted fact checkers at news organizations against historians at major universities + students at Stanford to see who could distinguish legit news from fake. The fact checkers quickly crushed the other two.
How? The fact checkers had a whole different approach that was less based on critical thinking and more on uncovering facts. The research team concluded more search skillz, less critical thinking. 😲