COVID-19: A Gift to Conspiracy Theorists?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Anxiety, uncertainty, and powerlessness are all widespread feelings during a pandemic. They also happen to drive people into believing in conspiracy theories, according to Joseph Uscinski, author of Conspiracy Theories: A Primer. He discusses the psychological appeal of some of the wild theories being bandied about just now.
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May 13, 2020
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