A few years ago, Europeans associated conspiracy theories with harmless lunacy. Now, the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise of far-right populism have brought conspiracy theories to the forefront of European consciousness, showing how dangerous they can be. We have now understood that conspiracy theories have enormous potential to engage people, organise and direct their actions in public sphere.
Understanding conspiracy theories is key to devising strategies to tackle them. Hence why, during the month of June 2021, together with Projekt:Polska, we shed light onto the complex world of disinformation. We will raise awareness about the dangers of this phenomenon and share possible solutions to fight it.
Access the full publication ‘Beyond Flat Earth: European Liberals vs Conspiracy Theories’ here.
Conspiracy Theories: Defined
How do conspiracy theories emerge? And why do people still believe in them?