What is a conspiracy theory?
A conspiracy theory is the conviction that a certain event was caused by a secret plan. Conspiracy theorists believe that there is an alternative explanation to what scientists, the government, or other authorities want us to think. A conspiracy theory wants to unmask the invisible puppeteers who are secretly in charge, in order to reveal the supposed ‘truth’ behind the matter.
What is a conspiracy?
Every conspiracy theory begins with a supposed conspiracy. What do we mean by that?
How to recognise a conspiracy theory
Conspiracy theories often have similar characteristics and structures. Discover how you can spot them.