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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conspiracy_theories

Many unproven conspiracy theories exist with varying degrees of popularity, frequently related ... The John Birch Society, who asserted that a United Nations force would soon arrive in black helicopters to bring the ..... Among the foremost concerns of conspiracy theorists are questions of alien life; for example, allegations of ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracy_theory

A conspiracy theory is an explanation of an event or situation that invokes a ..... In a context where a conspiracy theory has become popular within a social group, .... of left-wing and right-wing activists around anti-war issues and civil liberties, ...

www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/01/25/there-are-bigger-issues-underlying-the-anti-fbi-secret-society-conspiracy-theory

Jan 25, 2018 ... The first is that we tend to lose sight of how far we are from the central issue: The investigation of President Trump. Grand conspiracies can be ...

www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/8/9/17664752/alex-jones-twitter-ban-jack-dorsey-infowars

Aug 9, 2018 ... Jones has created a thorny problem for society. Once people start believing in his conspiracy theories, and trusting him as a source, it becomes ...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5724570

Dec 7, 2017 ... Belief in conspiracy theories appears to be driven by motives that can be ..... Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 6, 215–235. Bilewicz ...

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/12/23/conspiracy-theory-psychology/815121001

Dec 23, 2017 ... Here's what the conspiracy theorists don't want you to know. ... Department of Social and Organizational Psychology at VU University Amsterdam, ... Media Literacy and Conspiracy Theory Endorsement,” in the current issue of ...

www.bbc.com/future/story/20180124-the-enduring-appeal-of-conspiracy-theories

Jan 24, 2018 ... While some conspiracy theories are largely harmless, others have damaging ... Illuminati conspiracy to a secret society in 1776, but that society was nothing .... we [will] have serious problems making decisions,” says Grimes.

journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/107769900708400210

A survey of 1010 randomly selected adults asked about media use and belief in three conspiracy theories about the attacks of September 11, 2001. “Paranoid ...

journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0963721417718261

Dec 7, 2017 ... What psychological factors drive the popularity of conspiracy ... and social ( maintaining a positive image of the self and the social group).