Online conspiracy theorists are more diverse (and ordinary) than most assume

Online conspiracy theorists are more diverse (and ordinary) than most assume

First published in The Conversation, Associate Professor Colin Klein, Peter Clutton and Cognitive Science's Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Vince Polito, discuss the different groups of Conspiracy theorists published in their recent paper that included a dataset of over 2.2 million online comments from approximately 130,000 distinct usernames. These groups suggest that individuals involved with conspiracy theories may have quite different motivations, beliefs and attitudes from what was originally thought, challenging how scientist view conspiracy theorists.

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Content owner: Department of Cognitive Science Last updated: 08 May 2018 10:45am

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