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Conspiracy Theories: Why Leaders and Organizations Should Care

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Published on 02 Jan 2022 / In Non-profits & Activism

Conspiracy theories hijack the minds of people from all walks of life. They affect families, friends, coworkers, and leaders. Dealing with conspiracy theories can feel helpless, but there’s hope--and there are evidence-based approaches that we can use to make society better and win back those lost to falsehoods.

In this episode, we talk about conspiracy theories; in particular:

What is a conspiracy theory? Why do conspiracy theories matter and why should we care as leaders in our communities and organizations? What can we do about conspiracy theories?

Links and Other Information

Sunstein, C. R., & Vermeule, A. (2009). Conspiracy theories: Causes and cures. Journal of Political Philosophy, 17(2), 202-227. click here Article in The Atlantic about QAnon MIT Technology Review article on how to talk to conspiracy theorists Shadowland: A special project exploring conspiracy thinking in America, from The Atlantic Guidelines about conspiracy theories from the European Union Perspectives on conspiracy theories from The Economist More about Sandy Hook conspiracy theories from NPR and This American Life

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