The Real Petri Dish for Conspiracy Theories

Is anyone surprised that Fox News is where conspiracy theories get their wings:

We’ve discussed in the past Yochai Benkler’s excellent book “Network Propaganda,” (and had Benkler on our podcast) showing (with a ton of data) how the inclination many have to immediately blame social media for the spread of disinformation is, in its own way, misinformation itself. What the research found was that crazy conspiracy theories didn’t really spread as fast until they showed up on Fox News. That was basically the catalyst for them to then spread wildly on social media.

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I’m not particularly surprised.

Jon Stewart documented the Fox News bullsh%$ factory many years ago.

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