Conspiracies, shared communities and individual certainty

  1. Why friendships and communities enable conspiracy theories
  2. How conspiracy theories play upon our individual desires to be certain and confident


Webpage snippet from BBC Sounds page for Conspiracies: The Secret Knowledge series

Shared Communities

Cover of Humankind

Individual Certainty

Cover of Know Thyself

Conspiracies, communities, certainties

This post is just me trying to understand events from yesterday thru the filters of some new ideas and research I have encountered lately.


How to speak to conspiracy theory believers

  • Show empathy
  • Affirm critical thinking
  • Avoid ridicule



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