Pandemic and Anti Vaccination Conspiracy Theories with Debra Winter

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Pandemic and Anti Vaccination Conspiracy Theories with Debra Winter
On today's “Secrets and Spies” podcast I am joined by Debra Winter.
Debra is a professor of Literature and Critical Thinking at New York University and she is the author of the up and coming book “Global Catastrophe and Literature: Writing the sublime”.
We discuss her excellent article that was published in The Guardian titled “Meet the white, middle-class Pinterest moms who believe “Plandemic”. Which looks at the rise in conspiratorial thinking towards vaccinations and the dangers that presents in todays world.
You can find out more about Debra and her work here: http://www.debrawinter.com/
In our discussion we refer to the following:
“If You Found That ‘Plandemic’ Video Convincing, Read This Too” by Beth Skwarecki
https://vitals.lifehacker.com/if-you-found-that-plandemic-video-convincing-read-th-1843339002
Ted Talk with Andrew Marantz who spent three years embedded in the world of internet trolls and social media propagandists: https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_marantz_inside_the_bizarre_world_of_internet_trolls_and_propagandists?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
How do fake websites make money:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-38919403
A good resource on misinformation online: https://www.stopfake.org/en/tag/internet-trolls/
I refer to the book “Voodoo Histories” by David Aaronovitch which really helped challenge the conspiratorial views I once held.
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/306318/voodoo-histories-by-david-aaronovitch/
Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
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