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What’s New About Conspiracy Theories?

How has the emergence and spread of conspiracy theories changed with new media forms? Zeynep Tufekci discovered YouTube was pushing viewers towards more and more sensational material, including conspiracy theories. “What we are witnessing is the computational exploitation of a natural human desire: to look ‘behind the curtain,’” Tufekci wrote.

Read more in The New Yorker

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