• Conspiratorial Thinking is Getting Worse Because of the Internet

    2 monthes ago - By Tablet Magazine

    Conspiracists think big. In fact, thinking big is a requirement for something to be a conspiracy theory in the first place. It's the belief in shadowy entities more powerful than oneself that turns political and cultural observations into conspiracy; it means that you are always punching up, never down, because the enemy is always more powerful than you. The internet is an agonistic medium driven by conflict and also one that creates powerful distortions of scale and in both of those respects, amplifies the conspiratorial tendency.
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