New York Times: What to Do When Your Uncle Believes Coronavirus Conspiracies

New York Times: What to Do When Your Uncle Believes Coronavirus Conspiracies. “It’s not unusual for my relatives or friends to talk about kooky ideas. But now others’ believing in hoaxes or bad information feels dangerous. This drug is a miracle cure! Blame this billionaire for the virus! I tried to figure out what we can do when someone we love believes in coronavirus conspiracies they see online. What I learned is we need to have empathy for people who are afraid of a scary illness. We should be on the lookout for those who have reasons to talk up misinformation. And with trust in authority figures falling among many Americans, we can step in and spread good information to people who trust us and model good behavior.”