Paranoid visions: the conspiracy theories taking root among us
With levels of online misinformation at an all-time high, many people are turning to outlandish conspiracy theories in an attempt to explain the chaotic world around us
Back in the 1990s, a poster for the hit television series The X Files depicted a UFO hovering over the words: “I want to believe.” It was perfect for a show that traded on humanity’s fascination with conspiracy theories, phenomena it depicted as existing on the fringes of society.
Fast forward to 2020 and a global pandemic. Conspiracy theories are quickly becoming less fringe, more mainstream. In April, damage to telecommunications...
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