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Social media fuelled conspiracy theories often exist in echo chambers, where misinformation was amplified often without verification or critical examination. (Shutterstock)

How conspiracy theories polarize society and provoke violence

Conspiracy theories aren’t based so much on objective facts, but rather through often loosely connected bits of information. That makes them potent sources of misinformation.
Social media companies are doing a poor job of telling you who is responsible for the political ads you see. Anna Barclay/Getty Images

Unregulated online political ads pose a threat to democracy

Political ad transparency – who’s paying for ads and whether candidates stand behind them – is well-regulated for TV and radio. Online, not so much.

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