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Misinformation and conspiracy – why people believe in them

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Why do people believe in conspiracy theories and misinformation?

Fake news, conspiracy theories, misinformation. These days, we are just too familiar with these terms. But why do some people believe in stories that seem completely unbelievable and made up? Our guest will shed some light on intriguing questions like these. Listen to the story.

Our hosts, Anastasia and Cat, chat with interview guest Dr Saoirse Connor Desai. Saoirse is a postdoctoral researcher in psychology at the University of New South Wales. Her research deals with the situations and circumstances when people come to believe in misinformation and how to avoid it.

Dr Saoirse Connor Desai is a researcher in psychology at UNSW Sydney.

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