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How do humans come to believe all the impossible things we believe? The answers, one story at a time.

 

Apr 14, 2015

 In December, 2014, the Rolling Stone wrote two versions of a "Note to Readers" that apologized for the magazine's failure to corroborate allegations of gang rape made in a recent feature article. The first "note" was strongly criticized for casting blame on the University of Virginia student, identified as Jackie, who made the accusation. Within a day the magazine quietly revised their note, removing the most explicit condemnation of Jackie. But the second note may not have been as benign as it seemed.