We are bombarded with overwhelming amounts of information throughout the day. In the past 2-3 years, misinformation has been wide-reaching on social media platforms. Fake news entered our everyday lexicon and began occupying at least some part of our cognitive bandwidth. Much of the fake news is easy to identify and reject. Most of us are pretty sure that Congress doesn’t plan to launch a nuclear bomb at the sun, but even the most discerning of us have fallen victim to misinformation or have at least been perplexed by a thoroughly crafted news story from what appears to be a credible news source. The Psychology Today article linked below discusses why biases and faulty thinking we experience could make us more susceptible to accept fake news.