Conspiracies: Has fiction replaced reality?

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    “What conspiracy theories do is they provide information and they make you feel like you have the inside information,” explains Dr Valerie van Mulukom, assistant professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations.

    “You feel like you can trust the person who gives this information because they’re not the big guys. They’re not the government and the scientists who sit in their ivory tower. They are the people like you.”

    Period6 Oct 2021

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    Keywords

    • conspiracy belief
    • misinformation
    • COVID-19
    • trust
    • distrust
    • information