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Support for QAnon Is Hard to Measure – And Polls May Overestimate It
  • 5 March 2021
It’s hard to know how many people actually believe the key tenets of QAnon’s claims,...
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Can QAnon Survive Another ‘Great Disappointment’ on March 4?
  • 2 March 2021
Apocalyptic movements rarely simply dissolve when prophecies are seen to fail.
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Conspiracy Theories May Start to Take Hold at Age 14
  • 25 February 2021
Many adolescents have been home schooled and isolated from their peer groups for much of...
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Why Do Mass Shootings Spawn Conspiracy Theories?
  • 19 February 2021
While conspiracy theories are not limited to any topic, one type of event seems particularly...
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What Lies Beneath: Tunnels for Trafficking, Or Just a Subterranean Service?
  • 11 February 2021
One conspiracy theory “going viral” is that extensive operations are taking place to rescue children...
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Why Creationism Bears All the Hallmarks of a Conspiracy Theory
  • 4 February 2021
In the US today, up to 40% of adults agree with the young Earth creationist...
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Conspiracy Theories: Why Are They Thriving in the Pandemic?
  • 29 January 2021
In contrast to past crises, recent conspiracy theories have been driven by the rapid change...
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How to Counter COVID-19 Misinformation on Chinese Social Media
  • 28 January 2021
Conspiracy theories and misinformation are global phenomena that affect people’s perceptions of other countries.
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The Myths Behind the Tattoos Worn by ‘QAnon Shaman’ Jake Angeli
  • 12 January 2021
The defining image of the storming of the US Capitol on January 6 was undoubtedly...
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The Offline Effect of Online Conspiracy Theories
  • 7 January 2021
What is the cost of propaganda, misinformation and conspiracy theories? Democracy and public safety, to...
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How to Reduce the Spread of Fake News – By Doing Nothing
  • 20 December 2020
It might seem counterintuitive, but the best way to react to fake news – and...
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Conspiracy Theories May Seem Irrational – But They Fulfill a Basic Human Need
  • 9 December 2020
Many irrational beliefs are attempts to protect mental health by responding to the human need...
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