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Consequences of conspiracy theories

Project description

What happens when we fall for conspiracy theories?

Conspiracy theories – such as the idea that climate change is a hoax or that COVID-19 was manufactured in a Chinese laboratory – thrive in times of crisis and social upheaval. However, little is known about their consequences for individuals, groups, and societies. The ERC-funded CONSPIRACY_FX project will move beyond the state of the art to identify when, how, and why conspiracy theories matter. It will investigate the extent to which conspiracy theories contribute to populist and extremist politics, vaccine hesitancy, and reluctance to engage with climate change. The project will also seek to gain a better understanding of what politicians and elites can gain and lose from spreading conspiracy theories.

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF KENT
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 185,00
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Kent East Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 185,00
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent

See on map

Region
South East (England) Kent East Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00