John Cook, Sander van der Linden, Stephan Lewandowsky, and Ullrich Ecker

John Cook (pictured) is a research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University. Sander van der Linden is director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab, University of Cambridge. Stephan Lewandowsky is chair of cognitive psychology at the University of Bristol. Ullrich Ecker is associate professor of cognitive science at the University of Western Australia.

seven traits of conspiratorial thinking

Deconstructing ‘Plandemic’: Seven Traits of Conspiratorial Thinking

As scholars who research how to counter science misinformation and conspiracy theories, we believe there is also value in exposing the rhetorical techniques used in the viral video Plandemic. There are seven distinctive traits of conspiratorial thinking. Plandemic offers textbook examples of them all.

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