The dangerous legacy of a letter received by Augustin Barruel, a French Catholic priest and famous conspiracy theorist, in the early 1800s.
We explore the birth of modern-day conspiracy theories.
Why have conspiracy theories so easily circulated during the COVID-19 pandemic? What do these theories tell us about societies and what challenges do they present?
One in three Polish people believe in a 'gender conspiracy', according to new reserach.
We find out what psychological factors influence whether you believe in conspiracy theories or not.
John F Kennedy's assassination was a turning point in how conspiracy theorists became viewed.
PODCAST: Part one of the Expert guide to conspiracy theories from The Conversation's Anthill podcast.
Conspiracy theorists are traders in illusion – here's how not to fall for their tricks.
PODCAST: A five-part series from The Conversation's Anthill podcast exploring the world of conspiracy theories.
Conspiracy theories bloom in times of uncertainty and foster distrust of medical authorities.
Deciphering the political and historical basis of climate denial in America, of which Trump is the worthy heir.
How conspiracy theories, such as the Crowdstrike theory that Ukraine was behind the attack of the Democratic Party's server, draw from storytelling techniques.
Being accepted by others matters more to us than being factually correct – and this is the key to tackling our post-truth society.
Real-life adherents to the Mandela Effect veer into conspiratorial thinking. But they do hit on an important truth: Our understanding of history is malleable.
We analysed eight years of Reddit posts from conspiracy theorists. Our findings have helped debunk some common myths about this somewhat alienated group of people.
Popular theories of high-level electoral conspiracy shaped the emergence of new political orientations
With the rise of internet groups for conspiracy theorists, it may feel like Americans live in a unique time. But conspiracy theories have been common for decades.
Scientists know the bacterium that causes Lyme disease has been out in the wild since long before any biological weapons research could have focused on it. And that's just for starters.
Listen up, conspiracy theorists – it is virtually impossible that there could be alien visitors on Earth.
Three classic examples of the "Mandala Effect" debunked.