Conspiracy theories fuel prejudice towards minority group

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External departments

  • University of Kent
  • Staffordshire University

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Place of PublicationUK
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes
Publication type

Research output: Other contribution

Abstract

Some 60% of British people believe in at least one conspiracy theory, a recent poll reveals. From the idea that 9/11 was an inside job to the notion that climate change is a hoax, conspiracy theories divert attention away from the facts in favour of plots and schemes involving powerful and secret groups. With the aid of modern technology, conspiracy theories have found a natural home online.

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