‘More Dangerous And More Widespread’: Conspiracy Theories Spread Faster Than Ever (NPR)

NPR: ‘More Dangerous And More Widespread’: Conspiracy Theories Spread Faster Than Ever. “An NPR/Ipsos poll in December found that a significant number of Americans believe disinformation about the coronavirus and about settled historical facts….That poll found that nearly one in 10 respondents don’t believe humans actually landed on the moon. Even higher numbers were under the misapprehension that mass shootings in recent years were staged hoaxes or that Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. On top of that, another 20% of respondents say they didn’t know what’s true in each case.”

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