People aren’t suspicious of things labeled ‘Conspiracy Theories’.
Conspiracy theories are everywhere, and they’re damaging to the country.
They’re also hard to combat: Lots of research has shown that when you present a believer with debunking information, they only dig in further.
Now, a new study by Michael J. Wood of the University of Winchester suggests that even the term ‘conspiracy theory‘ (meant, at least in its everyday usage, to convey an idea’s unlikelihood) either lacks punch, or never had much to begin with.
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