CONSPIRACY THEORIES AS AN EXAMPLE OF DISINFORMATION IN THE NETWORK

Keywords

disinformation
fake news
conspiracy theories

How to Cite

LIPIŃSKA, J. (2022). CONSPIRACY THEORIES AS AN EXAMPLE OF DISINFORMATION IN THE NETWORK. Modern Management Review, 27(4), 19-25. https://doi.org/10.7862/rz.2022.mmr.19

Abstract

Conspiracy theories have been with people since their inception. The tendency to conspiracy thinking is related to many human cognitive mechanisms that greatly affect our perception of reality. Drastic and sudden events, especially those taking place on the international arena, are an impulse to plot intrigues in order to explain them and understand their causes. Anxiety and fear caused by uncertainty and a low level of trust, both in politicians and experts, are responsible for attempts to question the socio-political order and generally accepted explanations. The aim of the article was to present the phenomenon of spreading disinformation in the form of conspiracy theories on the Internet. The research problem was the question of which societies believe the most in the truth of selected conspiracy theories. The research methods used were: literature analysis. Diagnostic survey, the techniques were: text analysis and a survey with a questionnaire.

https://doi.org/10.7862/rz.2022.mmr.19

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