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These Teachers Are Struggling To Pull Their Students Out Of A QAnon Rabbit Hole

On Oct 29, 2020
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RT @Scaachi: I interviewed a bunch of teachers around the country, from middle school teachers to college instructors, about the conspiracy theories their students believe, and how they’re trying to pull them out of the rabbit hole: https://t.co/eS7OjR6WnI https://t.co/4LcqRvuxxD
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Conspiracy theories and collective delusions are often thought to be the purview of baby boomers on Facebook, but it’s clear that their children are also picking it up — and it’s their teachers who have to deal with it.

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On Oct 29, 2020
@virginiahughes shared
RT @Scaachi: I interviewed a bunch of teachers around the country, from middle school teachers to college instructors, about the conspiracy theories their students believe, and how they’re trying to pull them out of the rabbit hole: https://t.co/eS7OjR6WnI https://t.co/4LcqRvuxxD
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These Teachers Are Struggling To Pull Their Students Out Of A QAnon Rabbit Hole

These Teachers Are Struggling To Pull Their Students Out Of A QAnon Rabbit Hole

Conspiracy theories and collective delusions are often thought to be the purview of baby boomers on Facebook, but it’s clear that their children are also picking it up — and it’s their ...

QAnon and the Emergence of the Unreal

QAnon and the Emergence of the Unreal

Ethan Zuckerman delves into how the conspiracist community surrounding QAnon represents a hazardous new form of participatory civics and digital storytelling.

Coronavirus Is the Crisis of Conspiracy Theorists' Wildest Dreams

Coronavirus Is the Crisis of Conspiracy Theorists' Wildest Dreams

Conspiracy peddlers of every stripe are increasingly twisting the pandemic to bolster their world views—and to claim that perhaps it's not real at all.

Why we are addicted to conspiracy theories

Why we are addicted to conspiracy theories

The long read: Outsiders and the disenfranchised have always embraced the existence of wild plots and cover-ups. But now the biggest conspiracy-mongers are in charge

Here's the Bonkers Conspiracy Theory Blaming 5G for the Coronavirus

Here's the Bonkers Conspiracy Theory Blaming 5G for the Coronavirus

Woody Harrelson, John Cusack, and anti-vaxxer YouTubers are floating unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.

In lockdown with a conspiracy theorist

In lockdown with a conspiracy theorist

Coronavirus was only one of Mary’s worries. Her mother had become obsessed with the QAnon conspiracy. And Q always came first

The most effective ways to support a loved one who believes in QAnon

The most effective ways to support a loved one who believes in QAnon

What to do when QAnon comes between you and a loved one.

FBI Document Warns Conspiracy Theories Are A New Domestic Terrorism Threat

FBI Document Warns Conspiracy Theories Are A New Domestic Terrorism Threat

A recent intelligence bulletin comes as the FBI is facing pressure to explain who it considers an extremist, and how the government prosecutes domestic t...

Why Are Right-Wing Conspiracies so Obsessed With Pedophilia?

Why Are Right-Wing Conspiracies so Obsessed With Pedophilia?

The story is the same, from the day-care panics to QAnon: It's not about the kids. It's about fears of social change.

How America Became The Land Of Conspiracy Theories

How America Became The Land Of Conspiracy Theories

A comprehensive mapping of paranoia, propaganda, moral panics, misinformation, and extremism

How the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory went from fringe to mainstream

How the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory went from fringe to mainstream

Despite what the internet might be telling you, cellphones did not cause the Covid-19 pandemic.

Twitch Is Winning The Battle Against QAnon, Despite Only Suspending A Few Far-Right Channels

Twitch Is Winning The Battle Against QAnon, Despite Only Suspending A Few Far-Right Channels

Earlier this month, Twitch temporarily suspended a channel called Patriots’ Soapbox. The channel is not enormous, generally pulling 20-50 concurrent viewers over the course of its 24/7 talk ...