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The Big Hoax: Social Media: Contagion and Conspiracy

Originally aired on October 23
Re-release November 30

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Join Aidan Moir and Andrew Woods to analyse how social media feeds the contemporary contagion of conspiracy theories. How is a contemporary conspiracy theory attempting to demonize (literally) the work and ideas developed by the Frankfurt School? Finally, despite his apparent “progressiveness,” Joe Rogan’s lucrative brand is shown to be reliant on the kind of anti-intellectualism that helped propel Donald Trump to power in the United States.

This event is part of the annual interdisciplinary Humber Liberal Arts Conference. This year’s focus is The Big Hoax: The Anatomy of Anti-Intellectualism, Denialism and Conspiracy Theories, Past and Present. Tune in to plenary sessions, free and open to the public, October 22–23.

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The Big Hoax: Social Media: Contagion and Conspiracy

Originally aired on October 23
Re-release November 30


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