10 Mar 2021Online

Debunking Conspiracy Theories

Aoife Gallagher joined this session by the Oxford Forum for Questioning ‘Extremism’ to discuss the detrimental effects which conspiracy theories pose to wider society, focusing on the psychological, philosophical, security and online implications of conspiracy theories: why people are inclined to believe in them, how they are spread and assimilated in the modern world, and how we can engage and disarm this particular strand of misinformation. Joining Aoife was Mick West of metabunk.org, Dr Aleksandra Cicochka, Vice President of the International Society of Political Psychology and Professor of Political Psychology at the University of Kent. and Prof. Quassim Cassam, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick.

Watch the event here.