London School of Economics: How to stop the spread of conspiracy theories and build societal resilience against fake news

London School of Economics: How to stop the spread of conspiracy theories and build societal resilience against fake news. “The pandemic and associated lockdowns have given rise to an acceleration in ‘fake news’ around the world over the last year. The phenomenon of mis- and disinformation takes root, evolves and proliferates and can cause real world harm. In this blog post, Pratik Dattani, of consulting group Economic Policy Group, delves deeper into how public paranoia helps conspiracy theories to turn viral through narrative localisation, and explores the measures that law enforcement officers can take to prevent the spread of fake news.”

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