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To what extend do NICTs contribute to the spread of conspiracy theories ?

CONSPIRACY THEORIES_

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Vansaja Jayawardana, Marie Kabylo, Marie Menu

SUMMARY

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Introduction

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Presentation

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COVID-19 pandemic

Advice

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Conclusion

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  • They use Internet to spread rumours and fanciful information
  • Internet = propaganda tool
  • It is also a mean of manipulating public opinion

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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  • Social networks : Facebook, Twitter
  • InfoWars :
- Alex Jones - conspiracy theories and misinformation
  • Natural News :
- health and medical conspiracy theories

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ADVICE

  • Consult articles and videos presenting opposite points of vue
  • Discuss with your family, friends or teachers
  • Check your sources before sharing information

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San Francisco, USA

  • Conservative commentator DeAnna Lorraine
  • Former Republican Party candidate in Democrat Nancy Pelosi's California district
  • She was instrumental in lauching the #FilmYourHospital hashtag
  • According to her, hospitals were empty and people were not "told the truth"

Wroclaw, Poland

  • Leonard Wilczynski, a priest at St. Archangel Michael Church
  • He claimed the coronavirus was divine punishment for homosexuals and people who "murder unborn children"
  • He added that the best defense against the pandemic were prayers and not anti-bacterial masks or gels

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Social networks play a part in the spread of conspiracy theories through rumours and misinformation with intent to cause harm to somebody or some institution. However, you can spot them by consulting articles and discussing with the persons you know about it so that you can make your own mind.

CONCLUSION

Thank you for listening_

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CONSPIRACY THEORY : thesis that events are secretly planned by a group of individuals with the aim of political conquest and economic domination of the world.More broadly, questioning the way the media and political figures present reality.

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INTRODUCTIOn