HBH 24: Polarization and Conspiracy Thinking

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In this episode Steve Rathje, social psychologist specializing in social media and political polarization, explains to us why we are prone to conspiratorial thinking, and how we got into the state we find ourselves in Western societies.

Virality, engagement, fake news, motivated reasoning, negativity bias, and much more are covered the way only Steve can explain them.

A long overdue episode 24 of HBH. But hey, it's summer, and we can finally travel, so it's better late than never.

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