Conspiracy theories: why are they thriving in the pandemic?

Submitted by Michael on Sat, 01/30/2021 - 12:46

Rod Dacombe, King's College London

We’ve all seen them. Those posts shared by friends of friends on Facebook, that jaw-dropping tweet you can scarcely believe was not immediately deleted. Alongside social distancing and Zoom meetings, it seems that one inescapable symptom of the pandemic is the proliferation of conspiracy theories on social media.

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