What effect does fake news and conspiracy theories have on society? Watch

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To hear the latest conspiracy theory or fake news story being spread around the media is a common 21st Century occurrence. Is the Earth flat? Were NASA lying about the moon landings? Was Paul McCartney replaced with a lookalike in the 60’s? As ludicrous as some may sound, there is actually a science behind why so many people get caught up in conspiracies…

Join Staffordshire University’s senior lecturer in psychology, Dr Daniel Jolley as he hosts a webinar masterclass to explain the science behind fake news and conspiracy theories. During the masterclass, Daniel discusses the reasons why people believe in conspiracy theories and fake news, the harm of conspiracy theories in society, and the tools that are being developed to combat the negative consequences they may have.

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I hope this is like the Community episode
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Why not do a study on why people believe everything and ONLY everything they see on television?
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(Original post by poorhouse321)
Why not do a study on why people believe everything and ONLY everything they see on television?
Because there are a lot of people who prefer to believe online content and don't have/watch television.
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