- University of Kent
- University of Milan - Bicocca
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||House of Commons Home Affairs Committee|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jun 2020|
Research output: Book/Report › Other report
a. A growing body of research has shown that conspiracy theories can negatively impact individuals and society in a variety of areas, including their work life, medical choices and political engagement.
b. In our evidence, we articulate how conspiracy theories are likely to have a negative impact during the COVID-19 crisis in similar ways.
c. Counterarguments to dispel conspiracy theories are important, but developing proactive approaches (such as improving people’s critical thinking abilities) is also crucial.