Building bridges – how to talk to conspiracy believers – Ulrike Schiesser
This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.
In the last two years conspiracy theories seemed to have spread like a different kind of virus, even to people we would never have expected to be susceptible. Discussions have been unavoidable and ugly, we lost friends, saw family members drifting away and experienced an increasing radicalization.
How to respond to conspiracy narratives? Why do people believe them in the first place? Are some more susceptible to it than others? What are good conversation strategies? Should you break off contact? What if it involves close relatives? How can we connect despite different world views?