The authors regret a minor error in the text which misstated a finding presented in Table 3. In the Results section, the original text states, “And, in terms of political orientation, doubters [of climate change] who self-identified as being more conservative were more likely to like and share posts based on fake news; similarly, believers who self-identified as being more conservative reported higher levels of trust in, and were more likely to like and share, fake news posts (Table 3).” However, as presented in Table 3, amongst climate change doubters, conservatism had an insignificant relationship with likelihood of liking or sharing fake news posts. This error does not alter the conclusions of our paper. Specifically, conservatism was still shown to perpetuate the spread of fake news posts about climate change, in that conservatives that believe in human-caused climate change were more likely to trust, like, and share these posts. The authors would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Global and Planetary Change
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law