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Conspiracy theories: How to sort truth from fiction?

Latest update : 2018-01-10

By François PICARD

Long before there was the internet, there were conspiracy theories: neatly-bundled stories to explain events that are hard to swallow. So why does a new survey show that a growing number of French people believe them? Is it up to citizens to sort the wheat from the chaff? Or does the state get involved - like last week, when French President Emmanuel Macron promised a bill to crack down on fake news?

Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

Our guests

Fabrice EPELBOIN

Professor of information warfare and political science

Divina FRAU-MEIGS

Media sociologist, Sorbonne-Nouvelle University, @divinameigs

Adrienne COVINGTON

Director, American Section of the Lycée International, Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Greg SMITHSIMON

Associate professor of sociology, Brooklyn College