Mass-paranoia: conspiracy theories and fake news

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Fake news and conspiracy theories — what are they?

Why do we believe in conspiracy theories and fake news?

Why is it an issue now?

Are they dangerous?

Who profits from conspiracy theories?

How do I know if I encounter fake news or conspiracy theories? Are they all misleading and what should I do?

Kreko in his book outlines four approaches to address fake news and conspiracy theories:

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