Combating Conspiracy Theories: Is Honesty the Answer?

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On ‘What’s Trending’, hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss the view of some public health experts that conspiracy theories are a problem, and how those theories might actually be caused by a lack of honesty from politicians, corporations, and even some experts.

Conspiracy theories may reflect a crisis of trust

Mistrust of authority can lead some people to seek alternative explanations for events.

Beliefs can change

Don’t assume someone who believes in a conspiracy theory is resistant to new information.

Rebuilding honesty is key

For many, resolving issues with conspiracy theories is about restoring trust in institutions and experts.

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