Conspiracy Theories Are Dividing Us. How Do We Talk About Them?

This is a cartoon of a man looking at a cell phone with his head split open. Inside his head are images of COVID, the words "Fake News" and vaccinesBelief in conspiracy theories is causing problems within families and other close relationships. The growth of conspiratorial belief may be a result of social media outlets making it easier for those who believe in conspiracies to find other believers and share misinformation. Researchers say discussing your concerns for those close to you who believe in conspiracies requires a very careful approach.