Article retractions take too long to influence public discourse: Study


A new study on article retractions has found that retractions take too long to meaningfully curb misinformation and influence public debates. Researchers analyzed the attention received by over 3,000 retracted papers over the last decade and found that most papers exhaust their attention by the time they are retracted, limiting the impact of retraction. Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed highlights some of the key findings of the study, as well as the implications of the findings for public discourse. Inside Higher Ed| PNAS Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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