Was the murder of JFK part of a larger plot? Is Paul McCartney really dead? Is the human race run by an elite class of hyper intelligent reptiles? Are any of these claims backed up by any reasonable facts?

Conspiracy theories are common place on the internet, you may know someone who believes in a conspiracy and refutes any attempt to be reasoned with. We enlist an expert to help us understand why people are so drawn to conspiracy theories and how to help people activate their critical thinking.

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Produced By: Dominic Giles

Featured In Story: Dr Mattew Marques, Lecturer at the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University.

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 20 September 2022