Conspiracy beliefs can be motivators for actual or attempted violence against specific people, places, and organisations. What should, and shouldn’t, police do to counter them?
The new ‘docuseries’ makes grand claims about our ice age ancestors. Here’s why you should proceed with caution.
One in seven respondents believed the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack were ‘crisis actors’.
Conspiracy theories help people make sense of chaos and tragedy by finding a ‘reason’ behind the coincidences.
Overcoming conspiracy theories isn’t just about information. A scholar of religion explains that the emotions they inspire are part of their appeal.
Google, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter have all agreed to a voluntary code of conduct targeting misinformation. But the only real commitment is to appear as though they’re taking action.