Donelson Forsyth, Colonel Leo K. & Gaylee Thorsness Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership, comments on the difficulty of correcting public perception after an event.

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"Mobs aren't really self-correcting. They don't have the capacity to fact-check, to think slowly, to be rational," he said. "Once a mistake is made, it's almost impossible to retract." 

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Professor, Colonel Leo K. & Gaylee Thorsness Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership
Group Dynamics
Social Behavior
Psychology of Morality