Attacking the beliefs of conspiracy theorists is only likely to make them dig their heels in.
If conspiracy theories are going mainstream, we have to start mainstreaming a response.
Combating conspiracy theories with correct information is not enough.
Most people will know someone who has succumbed to conspiracy theories about coronavirus – here’s how to talk to them.
The technology isn’t the problem – conspiracy theories were around long before the internet.
Don’t jump to conclusions about 5G conspiracy theories or those that believe in them.
Conspiracy theories about mobile phone technology have been circulating since the 1990s and the imagined potential of radio waves to remote control a population.
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.