Conspiracy theories about COVID-19, such as those advanced in the video 'Plandemic,' tend to pull from the same playbook. Recognizing that can help keep you from falling for this kind of thinking.
PODCAST: We explore the strange interpretations of where the coronavirus came from and why people are drawn to them in the final episode of The Anthill's Expert guide to conspiracy theories.
Conspiracy theories and misinformation about coronavirus damage society in a number of ways.
Rumours, conspiracy theories, the blame game: sound familiar?
PODCAST: In part five of The Anthill's expert guide to conspiracy theories we find out the best ways to talk to people who believe in them.
Researchers have been able to track how radical communities on the fringes of the web essentially manufacture conspiracy theories.
PODCAST: How the internet has and hasn't changed the game for the spread of conspiracy theories.
Like conspiracy theories, pandemics are about an invisible and powerful enemy hiding among us.
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.
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.