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Lateral Reading_2019: Stanford Report

Stanford Report | Minimumwage.com

The Stanford History Education Group released another report in September 2017-  Lateral Reading: Reading Less and Learning More When Evaluating Digital Information.


- 10 fact checkers, 10 historians, and 25 Stanford undergrads - 

10 of the 10 fact checkers learned that Employment Policies Institute (EPI) was the organization that paid for Minimumwage.com

• 6 of the 10 historians did not learn about EPI until prompted at the 5 minute mark

• 20 of the 25 students did not learn about EPI until prompted at the 5 minute mark


10 of the 10 fact checkers learned that Richard Berman (or Berman and Company -- a Washington, DC PR firm) sponsored EPI and Minimumwage.com

• 4 of the 10 historians did not learn anything about Berman

• 15 of the 25 students did not learn anything about Berman