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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