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Disturbing New Research links Sean Hannity's Covid-19 Misinformation to "A Greater Number of Cases & Deaths

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Sophisticated new research from 4 economists— focused on Fox news programming in Feb. & early March, contends that viewers of the Sean Hannity program on FOX News were likely to spread the coronavirus because of his assurances that it was not dangerous.This is a working paper; it hasn’t been peer reviewed or accepted for publication at a journal. However, it’s consistent with a wide body of research finding that media consumption in general, and Fox News viewership in particular, can have a pretty powerful effect on individual behavior.A spokesperson for FOX News disputed the story and claimed it relied on 'cherrypicking.'

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