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Witf: Recognising misinformation amid the 2020 election

Dr Thomas Roulet, University Senior Lecturer in Organisation Theory at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on conspiracy theories. “Conspiracy theories can provide a sense of belonging and tap into values like independence and even truth-seeking, but they can also be dangerous, eroding public discourse, distracting from real, pressing issues, and making it harder for people to get information they need,” Thomas said. “Having conversations with friends and family and leaning on fact-based information is a start.”

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