Resilience to backfiring risks

From Tournesol
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Resilience to backfiring risks logo

"Resilience to backfiring risks" is an optional quality criterion of Tournesol 🌻.

It aims to measure the probability that a user may misunderstand or negatively react to the information presented. This may be particularly likely to occur for contents presented with a strong "us versus them" atmosphere on controversial topics BailABBC+-18. Note, however, that this Veritasium video (based on his PhD thesis) shows that backfiring also occurs for clean presentation of a counter-intuitive scientific concept, if the content does not pinpoint the risks of misunderstandings.

Contents that score high on "resilience to backfiring risks" should be safe to recommend to all sorts of viewers, with limited risks of misunderstandings.