Conspiracy and Racism

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What do conspiracy theories and racism have in common? More than you might think. Deen Freelon explores how white supremacy itself can be understood as a disinformation campaign and how a willingness to believe all sorts of terrible and false things about people of other races might open a door to believing falsehoods about science, medicine, politics and other topics.

Even when Black communities and right-wing political groups express similar distrust of official government sources and embrace conspiracies, they do so via very different paths. We talk about conspiracies, racism, and recognizing when the government actually is out to get you.

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