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Conspiracy theories attempt to explain events as the secretive plots of powerful people. While conspiracy theories are not typically supported by evidence, this doesn’t stop them from blossoming. Conspiracy theories […]

This study seeks to understand how political misinformation spreads. To do so, it is bases itself on the popular assumption that citizens are distrustful of the mainstream media. It then […]

This article attempts to establish an epistemological diagnosis of the contemporary phenomenon of the development of conspiracy theories. It begins with a critique of two approaches to understanding this phenomenon. […]

The Opium of the Fools is the brilliant synthesis of several years of work. It is a tool to protect ourselves from conspiracy theories, to learn to spot them and […]

Since 9/11, conspiratorial theories have proliferated on the Internet, sowing mistrust of the official discourse and polarizing our society. Presenting themselves as "alternatives", they claim to re-establish a misguided "truth". […]

Although nearly all domain experts agree that carbon dioxide emissions are altering the world’s climate, segments of the public remain unconvinced by the scientific evidence. The findings parallel to those […]

Today, rumours are everywhere: in the media, on the Internet, in the corridors, in conversations. Whether we call it rumour, buzz or urban legend, it permeates all sectors of daily […]

Disinformation was used during the Cold War and its use grew with globalization, before the Internet and social networks opened up new horizons. As we explore the mechanisms of what […]

Misinformation consists in making a false message and then disseminating it in a way that seems neutral and for a strategic purpose. It is always a question of acting negatively […]

Laurent Cordonier, sociologue et chercheur à la Fondation Descartes, propose un éclairage sur le succès des théories du complot liées à la pandémie de Covid-19 sur Play RTS.

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