The Fake News Watch: Conspiracy Theories (Ep. 6)
With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it.
References and Additional Reading:
“Here’s Why People Believe In Conspiracy Theories,” by Mandy Oaklander for Time
“The Influence of Control on Belief in Conspiracy Theories: Conceptual and Applied Extensions,” by Jan-Willem van Prooijen, Michele Acker
American Conspiracy Theories By Joseph E. Uscinski, Joseph M. Parent
Everything you’ll need to know about “Pizzagate” by Snopes.com
“The Comet Ping Pong Gunman Answers Our Reporter’s Questions,” by Adam Goldman, for NYT