A Superhero Energy For Our Time: How To Handle The Truth

When President Trump starts a statement with the phrase, “Lots of people are saying,” he is generating a sense of social consensus.
Let’s start with what psychologists call social consensus.
And that can change notions about social consensus.
Social consensus turns on the question, “Do other people believe the claim?”Analytic evaluations of this criterion might involve the use of poll results or supporting statistics.
A false sense of social consensus develops.

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