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Britta Wagner

Beware! Conspiracy?

People are searching for explanations during a crisis, such as a pandemic. Conspiracy myths pop up quickly and catch on easily. They are not a new phenomenon. Indeed, they have been following the same pattern for centuries. So, how are they constructed, why do they work and how to deal with it within family and friendship?
This sketched cheat sheet summarises current research and professional publications on the topic. Initially created during the first lockdown as a small brochure, new topics were added over time. Printed on banners, the drawings are touring as an exhibition through schools and educational institutions in Bavaria (funded by the federal programme “Live Democracy!”).