Coronavirus, 'Plandemic' and the seven traits of conspiratorial thinking

Conspiracy theories about COVID-19, such as those advanced in the video 'Plandemic,' tend to pull from the same playbook. Recognizing that can help keep you from falling for this kind of thinking.

Ullrich Ecker, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Western Australia • conversation
May 15, 2020 ~8 min

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Why are there so many coronavirus conspiracy theories? Listen to part six of our expert guide

PODCAST: We explore the strange interpretations of where the coronavirus came from and why people are drawn to them in the final episode of The Anthill's Expert guide to conspiracy theories.

Annabel Bligh, Host of The Anthill Podcast, The Conversation • conversation
April 20, 2020 ~2 min

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COVID-19 may hit rural residents hard, and that spells trouble because of lack of rural health care

Rural America has special problems as it copes with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kevin J. Bennett, Professor, University of South Carolina • conversation
April 13, 2020 ~7 min

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Social media fuels wave of coronavirus misinformation as users focus on popularity, not accuracy

Social media analysts are seeing some alarming trends on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms as the new coronavirus spreads.

Jon-Patrick Allem, Assistant Professor of Research, University of Southern California • conversation
April 6, 2020 ~7 min

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