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Why we are all attracted
to conspiracy theories
G 10 March 2021
Why we are all attracted to conspiracy theories
Video G 10 March 2021
Belief in conspiracy theories is far more widespread
than the stereotypes that dominate pop culture.
Recently, QAnon, Covid-19 and 5G theories
have gained traction and criticism
while less controversial conspiracies
like the faked moon landing
have persisted for decades.
We all share hardwired evolutionary traits
that make us vulnerable to them,
from the way we assign truth to new information
to our tendency to find patterns in unrelated phenomena.
But if we're all potentially susceptible to conspiracy theories,
how can we manage these cognitive shortcuts?
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the federal government
"invented" the coronavirus
so that it could force people to take
a vaccine containing a microchip
that could track their movements
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What Can You Do About QAnon?
NYT 27 October 2020
What Can You Do About QAnon?
Video NYT Opinion NYT 27 October 2020
A global cabal of celebrity pedophiles?
Trafficked children being sold online through a furniture website?
And Donald Trump about to rescue us from it all?
These QAnon conspiracy theories are so outlandish
ó not to mention demonstrably untrue ó
it feels like the natural response Ö is laughter and mockery.
But according to documentary filmmaker Kirby Ferguson,
thatís the opposite of what you should do.
Dunking on fools may feel good,
but humiliating QAnoners risks driving them further down the rabbit hole.
And you should care
because you might have a QAnon believer among your friends or family
ó and on Nov. 3,
itís possible several will be elected to Congress.
Q is not going anywhere soon.
So what can you do?
online conspiracy theory network > QAnon USA
the self-styled "QAnon shaman"
who became one of the faces
of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol
after storming the building
in a fur headdress with horns,
has been sentenced
to nearly three and a half years in prison
for his role in the riot.
Photographs of a bare-chested Chansley
carrying a bullhorn and a spear
adorned with the American flag
while howling in halls of the Capitol
became some of the iconic images
of that violent, chaotic day.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-55355911 - 26 December 2020
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