On conspiracy theories and political lies

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“ In the longer term, the feedback loop of lies begetting rumor will threaten the foundation of democracy. Democracy requires trust — including the fundamental trust that losing an election does not mean losing power forever. Not only do conspiracy theories feed on mistrust of authority, they also promote mistrust ”

Paul Musgrave, ‘Democracy requires trust. But Trump is making us all into conspiracy theorists’, The Washington Post

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