When It Comes To Conspiracy Theories, Intuition And Stress Conspire Against You; Is False

New York (The Verge) — When it comes to conspiracy theories, intuition and stress conspire against you theverge.com/2019/3/4/18250….

Dealing with conspiracy theories is common for Facebook moderators, and that putrid flood of information can be traumatic, as The Verge’s Casey Newton found when he reported on the working conditions endured by moderators in Phoenix, Arizona. Some of the workers bombarded with conspiracy theories told Newton that they were starting to believe the ideas they were seeing.

That putrid flood of information can be traumatic, as The Verge’s Casey Newton found when he reported on the working conditions endured by moderators in Phoenix, Arizona. Some of the workers bombarded with conspiracy theories told Newton that they were starting to believe the ideas they were seeing.

What makes people start believing that the Earth is flat, or that 9/11 wasn’t a terrorist attack? And, in this case, did the stressful working conditions have anything to do with it? Mary Beth Griggs/@verge

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