How Do Conspiracy Theories Convince? A Case Study of the Flat Earth Conspiracy

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


One can fact-check news, but not beliefs. In this presentation you will learn about an online environment that gathers people who believe the Earth is flat and how they make their arguments credible to their audience. Disinformation circulates through grudges that can’t be disproven. Never-ending arguments create a feedback loop that solidifies points of view, and finally becomes a way of ‘knowing’ in the world.
Event titleVaasa Arts and Science Carnival
Event typeConference
LocationVaasa, FinlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional