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Why do people knowingly vote for liars? There is a scientific explanation


OVERVIEW - For years, Anglo-Saxon psychologists and sociologists have been trying to explain the phenomenon of “Pinocchio” in politics, whose popularity is by no means weakened by their notorious lies.

By Robert Stefanicki (Wyborcza)

In 2016, Americans had the choice between a Democratic candidate, 75% of whose campaign statements were true, and a Republican candidate, 70% of whose statements were false. It was the second who won the elections. Although President Trump maintains this frequency in his tweets (every day, therefore), his confidence and popularity are almost at the same level as at the start of his mandate. The pandemic has shaken him somewhat, but a second term is still possible for Trump.

His case is both incredible and not that extraordinary. In the UK, the shamelessly false Brexit campaign has achieved its goal and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson - whose first fact reported in his biography is to have been fired from editorial staff for inventing a quote - has led his party to a clear victory with frequent disregard for the facts.

There are leaders who notoriously lie

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