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Our research found that posts that came from influencers, as well as women without enormous numbers of followers, and that cited scientists or other scholars, received more likes, comments, retweets and hashtags.
Conspiracy theories seem to meet psychological needs and can be almost impossible to eradicate. One remedy: Keep them from taking root in the first place.
It comes down to how easily the story falls apart.
“It is not common for a parliamentary inquiry to have to rebut the dodgy scientific claims it receives in the form of public submissions.”
“I had people believing outlandish, harmful things who were repeating back to me the values that I, as a journalist, have. Your mind melts.”
Plus: “Subtly inducing people to think about the concept of accuracy decreases their sharing of false and misleading news relative to accurate news,” and the scariest deepfakes of all.