Debunking Conspiracy Theories

Tolou Shams and Shay Mishra

Conspiracy theories are explanations for an event or a circumstance as a result of a secret plot. Some have a negative effect on  communities. For example, a theory surfaced accusing the Sandy Hook school shooting to never have happened. People started harassing the victim’s parents on social media, claiming that they staged their children’s deaths. It’s hard to tell if what you’re reading online is true or constructed. Tolou Shams and Shay Mishra give you some tips on how to decipher truth on the internet.