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The best podcasts on conspiracy theories and disinformation

The best podcasts on conspiracy theories and disinformation

I don’t know about you, but ever since mass conspiracy theory and disinformation campaigns led to the attack on the Capitol, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about exactly how we got here.

We’ve been talking and hearing about fake news, misinformation, and the viral online conspiracy theory ecosystem for years now. But it wasn’t until the events of Jan. 6 that I started rabidly consuming everything I could to understand them, almost as if my life depended on it. Because actually, to an extent, our lives — and our relationships to our democracy — do depend on understanding them.

Podcasts are a double-edged sword for tackling the issues at the heart of this web of lies we all find ourselves trapped in. Read more…

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