This short study by First Draft examines the mechanisms by which the conspiracy theory of the “Great Reset” was disseminated. For some conspiracy theorists, the “Great Reset” refers to a plan designed by the “elites” of the World Economic Forum to enslave the entire world population. Some interesting findings of the study include:
- Out of 7,775 public Facebook posts mentioning the “Great Reset” between November 16 and December 6, 2020, only 1% have been fact-checked or debunked.
- Fact-checking operations remain isolated and confidential: they are not massively shared and are hardly present within conspiracy theory circles themselves.
- YouTube is cited as a source in one quarter of the posts related to the “Great Reset.” It is by far the most used source by individuals adhering to this conspiracy theory.