Conspiracy theories about mobile phone technology have been circulating since the 1990s and the imagined potential of radio waves to remote control a population.
Instead of debunking false claims, psychology shows promoting the facts is a more effective way to fight the spread of misinformation.
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.
Framing the fight against coronavirus as a spiritual war may stem from a shared sense of discomfort about an adversary without discernible conscience; an impersonal demon.
The conspiracy theory that Covid-19 was created in a laboratory has been widely reported, yet there is no evidence to support it. Why such theories thrive can easily be explained, however.
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.
Rural America has special problems as it copes with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comparing death tolls between COVID-19 and the flu is the wrong way to gauge which disease is a bigger threat, according to researchers who study how people understand math.
As if attacks on health workers weren't upsetting enough, reports indicate broadband engineers are now also being abused - as conspiracy theorists link 5G technology with to COVID-19's spread.
Social media analysts are seeing some alarming trends on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms as the new coronavirus spreads.
Gullibility, cynicism, pride, closed mindedness, negligence and wishful thinking. If you can use any of these to describe your reasoning, it's likely you're committing a sin of thought.
The economic fallout from COVID-19 will likely harm new workers in distinct ways with long-term effects, three economists say.
Scott Morrison will unveil a $1.1 billion package to make Medicare telehealth services available during the coronavirus pandemic and to support mental health, domestic violence and community services.
According to Google Trends, the top globally trending topic this week is 'orthohantavirus', as spurious sites claim it's next pandemic on the horizon. The claim is baseless.
After two decades of constant turmoil, is it anyone wonder people are struggling to manage their behaviour in the fight against coronavirus?
The media is regurgitating an international narrative that may not be fit for localised purpose.
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?
It's hard to adopt a set of hard and fast rules with the advice changing so quickly. So it's important you have a set of evidence-based principles to guide your decision-making about social contact.
How do you know what you're reading and hearing about COVID-19 is based on fact not myth? Here are the basics, and we've created an at-a-glance infographic to make it easier to digest.
There is currently no evidence showing it makes COVID-19 symptoms worse.