Emotional Intelligence Can Protect Us From Fake News
As awareness of the harm caused by fake news has grown, so too have attempts to tackle the problem. A recent study from the University of Strathclyde suggests that our levels of emotional intelligence may play an important role. Participants in the research were asked to read a number of news items posted on social media before assessing whether they were real stories or fictitious ones. Alongside each assessment was their rationale for the verdict. The volunteers were also asked to complete an emotional intelligence (EQ) test.