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Backfire Effect

You interpret evidence that disproves your belief as a confirmation of it.

Example: You insist the world is flat because NASA faked all those photographs of Earth.

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This is the first part of 50 cognitive biases, as tweeted in an infographic by Elon Musk.

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Is a cognitive bias and it means that showing people evidence which proves that they are wrong is often ineffective, and can actually end up backfiring, by causing them to support their original stance more strongly than they previously did.

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