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Source confusion is an attribute seen in different people's accounts of the same event after hearing people speak about the situation. You can also have a look on unconscious transfer.

SOURCE CONFUSION: "An example of source confusion is a witness who heard a police officer say he had a gun who then says they saw the gun."

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