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Why people believe conspiracy theories: a review of the research

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Keywords: conspiracy theories, beliefs, organisational commitment, intolerance to uncertainty, cognitive closure, disenfranchisement, social identification 42% of the American population believe that there has been a cover-up with regards to the events of 9/11, 10% of Americans aren’t sure and 48% don’t believe that there has been a cover-up. Over one third of Americans believe that […]

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