Rolling Stone: QAnon Followers Think Trump’s Covid-19 Tweet Had a Secret Message About Hillary Clinton

Rolling Stone: QAnon Followers Think Trump’s Covid-19 Tweet Had a Secret Message About Hillary Clinton. “The apparent cognitive dissonance we’re seeing far-right extremists display following Trump’s diagnosis actually makes a lot of sense, says Kathleen Stansberry, assistant professor of strategic communications at Elon University. ‘There’s something called the backfire effect. It essentially says that when confronted with facts that contradict someone’s worldview, instead of causing them to question it, it causes them to double down whatever belief was challenged and makes them dig in harder,’ she says. ‘And I think we’re seeing that a lot right now.'”

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