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To what extent does this tendency influence discussions around addiction and drug policy — elevating counterintuitive and novel ideas?

“Human attention is drawn to novelty, to things that are new and unexpected,” says Aral. “We gain in status when we share novel information because it looks like we’re in the know, or that we have access to inside information.”

Sinan Aral in Why misinformation about COVID-19’s origins keeps going viral