“We live in a time where access to reliable knowledge is easier than ever before. If you are curious about things like quantum mechanics, dark matter, the synthesis of insulin, the citric acid cycle or the language used in a particular law or political proposal, that information is just a few moments away.
However, this has also made false information more widespread than before. People can join intellectually isolated communities where they are not exposed to any contrary information and be led into believing the most absurd things about reality. Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? Are there individual differences and and what are those caused by? How has the research conclusions about conspiracy theorists changed in the last few decades of psychological research?”