Group 1 // Section 1 // 11:00 a.m. // Conspiracy Theories & Government Trust

Panel Members: Jenna, Eve, Larry, and Sam

Online Discussion Questions:

  1. Starting in 1958, since it started being recorded, people’s trust in the government has decreased less and less.  What do you believe is a reason for this? What kind of technologies do you believe contributed to this?
  2. Do you believe that it is possible for conspiracy theories to be stopped? How?
  3. What are the conspiracy theories you have heard that sound totally insane?

Readings:


2. “Conspiracy Theories Can’t Be Stopped(FiveThirtyEight Blog, March 2019)

Counter Technology: Snopes