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Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Meet the influencers who are fighting the spread of online conspiracy theories

Meet the influencers who are fighting the spread of online conspiracy theories

Abbie Richards didn't set out to become an influencer. She "fell into it" after she posted a chart of conspiracy theories on Instagram.

"I had been talking to some guy on Tinder about conspiracy theories," she told Mashable. "We both hate conspiracy theories, and we were having a conversation of, like, if you had to believe in one, which would it be?... I said, I don't like that all conspiracy theories are just bundled as the same thing. Like, I really feel like there are layers to this. I have to draw this."

The upside-down triangle chart that resulted went viral in September 2020. Richards also runs an anti-conspiracy theory TikTok account called Tofology, which currently has more than 200,000 followers. Read more...

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Source : http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/HgQvU8By2nU/

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