When people feel threatened and out of control, it’s natural to want to feel more control and bring order to the randomness . Some people resort to conspiracy theories to feel in control.
Experts say that by stepping back and evaluating what makes these theories seem plausible to certain people, we can engage in a more productive dialogue.
Here’s what the data and experts say about factors that contribute to unproven or disproven narratives:
Social media gives people a platform and makes you more prone to seeing and learning that someone you know believes false ideas:
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