Understanding conspiracies: Why people fall for them — and how to resist

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By Daphne Yao Medill Reports The Jan. 6 Capitol rioters included QAnon members, who believe a cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibals operating a child sex-trafficking ring conspired against President Donald Trump. In 2016, 4Chan website users started a conspiracy theory, dubbed Pizzagate, claiming that a Washington, D.C., pizzeria served as headquarters for a child sex-trafficking ring […]