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The growth of conspiracy theorising is influenced by dominant media narratives and news framing practices

Marmura, Stephen E.M. (2014) The growth of conspiracy theorising is influenced by dominant media narratives and news framing practices. Democratic Audit Blog (22 Sep 2014). Website.

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Abstract

How might social scientists best account for the widespread acceptance of such unlikely sounding claims such as those put forward by the 9/11 Truth Movement, or those concerning the alleged foreign birth of President Obama? While comparably “ignorant” or “bizarre” beliefs might seem unremarkable in societies characterised by authoritarian rule, state controlled media and low levels of literacy, Stephen E.M. Marmura asks how does one hope to explain the persistence and apparent growth of conspiracy theories in developed countries such as the United States or Britain, which boast high levels of education, freedom of expression, political openness, and competitive, privatised, mass media institutions?

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 11:14
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63412

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