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What Makes Conspiracy Theories Stick And Why Some People Are Willing To Believe Them

Supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
Shafkat Anowar

From the moon landing to JFK’s assassination to the death of Elvis, conspiracy theories have always been with us in some form or another.

However, in recent years social media and political polarization have helped them to spread faster than the coronavirus.

We’ll take a look at where conspiracy theories come from and why people are so willing to believe misinformation.


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