Conspiracy theories online: who believes in them, how do they get communicated, why are there so many?

Monday, 9 December 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Belief in conspiracy theories helps fuel climate change denial, anti-vaccination stances, racism, and distrust of the media and science. Colin Klein from the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University talks about his research into the world and the world views of online conspiracy theorists.

Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?

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John Langer, Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong

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