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Psychosocial factors and conspiracy theories

In the internet age, access to an endless amount of information can make us feel mentally overwhelmed.  Conspiracy theories may appear attractive because they provide a simple explanation.   

Isolation, a greater problem during the COVID-19 pandemic, also helps fuel conspiracy theories.  As we spend hours alone, scrolling through social media, we can become trapped in a one-sided feedback loop.  We’re at risk of losing contact with reality and the balanced thinking that results from listening to other voices and hearing other perspectives 

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