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We spoke with a communications professor about the relationship between trolls and the media.
The allegations of a leftist civil war are just the latest in a string of far-right conspiracy theories. And as we saw with Edgar Maddison Welch and Lane Davis, those conspiracy theories can lead to a violent aftermath.
Last week, over 3,800 CIA and FBI documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy were released to the public. To put the release in context, we spoke with John Newman, a leading historian of the conspiracy.
Conspiracy thinking represents a heightening of cognitive tendencies shared by almost everyone.
Researchers discover that conspiracy theorists are no more or less likely to find patterns in random noise, suggesting there's more to the phenomenon than just a need for order and control.
New research finds even a brief exposure to a film that portrays climate change as a hoax impacts people's attitudes and intentions.
Research finds the label no longer implies an idea worthy of immediate dismissal.
Fifteen feet have washed up on the shores of the Pacific Northwest in the past decade. Why have they been so vexingly hard to identify?
Conspiracy theorists have already emerged from the woodwork asking if bin Laden is really dead, or if he was dead already. Don't be fooled.
New research suggests people are more likely to endorse conspiracy theories if they would be willing to personally participate in such a conspiracy.