Document Type

Department Honors Thesis

Publication Date


First Advisor

Liam Clegg


This paper looks to identify if correcting fake news articles is sufficient to prevent people from making decisions based on factually incorrect information. Through an experiment, I find that correcting a fake news article makes a person less likely to put money towards the issue that the fake story supported. I also find that over time people are more likely to forget the corrections but that it does not change their economic decision at a statistically significant rate.


This paper was written for the Economics Department Honors program.

Presented at the 2018 Academic Conference.