The Stream

What do conspiracy theories say about us?

We examine what perpetuates theories that challenge the official narrative.

From UFOs and aliens, to the Illuminati and 9/11’s “inside job” – conspiracy theories that challenge the official story are spreading faster than ever on the internet. Why do so many people believe in them? Regardless of how true some conspiracies are, what do these narratives say about our attitudes towards government and society? Join the conversation at 1930GMT. 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Jesse Walker @NotJesseWalker
Author, The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory

Lance deHaven-Smith
Professor at Florida State University
Chip Berlet @cberlet
Investigative Reporter

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