How Conspiracy Theories Emerge on Facebook

Chemtrails. HAARP. The Illuminati. Conspiracy theories are abound on the Internet, but they only prove one thing: that in a virtual world, people make themselves vulnerable to sketchy claims and spotty tales.

A study of 2.3 Million social media users reveals how those who blame mainstream media to be an instrument of mass manipulation are more likely to spread wrong information themselves. Check out the short summary on NOVA Next or the full study.

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