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

http://time.com/3997033/conspiracy-theories/

“The Influence of Control on Belief in Conspiracy Theories: Conceptual and Applied Extensions,” by Jan-Willem van Prooijen, Michele Acker

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acp.3161/abstract?campaign=wolearlyview

American Conspiracy Theories By Joseph E. Uscinski, Joseph M. Parent

https://books.google.com/books?id=_Tn_AwAAQBAJ&lpg=PP1&dq=American%20Conspiracy%20Theories%20By%20Joseph%20E.%20Uscinski%2C%20Joseph%20M.%20Parent&pg=PR3#v=onepage&q=American%20Conspiracy%20Theories%20By%20Joseph%20E.%20Uscinski,%20Joseph%20M.%20Parent&f=false

Everything you’ll need to know about “Pizzagate” by Snopes.com

http://www.snopes.com/pizzagate-conspiracy/

“The Comet Ping Pong Gunman Answers Our Reporter’s Questions,” by Adam Goldman, for NYT

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/us/edgar-welch-comet-pizza-fake-news.html

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