New York Times: I Spoke to a Scholar of Conspiracy Theories and I’m Scared for Us

New York Times: I Spoke to a Scholar of Conspiracy Theories and I’m Scared for Us. “Lately, I have been putting an embarrassing amount of thought into notions like jinxes and knocking on wood. The polls for Joe Biden look good, but in 2020, any hint of optimism feels dangerously naïve, and my brain has been working overtime in search of potential doom. I have become consumed with an alarming possibility: that neither the polls nor the actual outcome of the election really matter, because to a great many Americans, digital communication has already rendered empirical, observable reality beside the point.”

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