Conspiracy theories as a means to an end

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Conspiracy theories as a means to an end
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Tactic risks becoming new currency of post-truth politics

 

By Peter Apps

On Wednesday, as wildfires ripped across the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian president took to Facebook to accuse nongovernmental organisations of setting light to the trees.

Speaking on a Facebook Live broadcast, Jair Bolsonaro presented no evidence for his claim. But that should hardly be a surprise. In responding to a crisis by simply spreading conspiracy theories, Brazil’s far-right leader was simply embracing an alarming global trend, in which truth...


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Conspiracy theories as a means to an end


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