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The “broadcast” model no longer works in an era of disinformation

Carlotta Dotto, Rory Smith, Chris Looft
18/12/2020

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.
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Edition :  First Draft  
Language  :  English 
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