availability cascade


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Related to availability cascade: Availability bias, Availability heuristic

availability cascade

An error in diagnosis or other form of analysis in which something is believed to be true because it is repeated over and over.
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The first of these ideas suggests that availability cascades might be addressed by changing the incentives of those who are principally responsible for both setting the cascade in motion and perpetuating its spread.
Because availability cascades are very efficient and more resilient than simple informational cascades, it is in the interest of activists to generate them.