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Sat Feb 24, 2024, 04:42 PM Feb 24

I think of MAGATS as nihilists. [View all]

Last edited Sun Feb 25, 2024, 09:50 PM - Edit history (1)

In that way, they are in control of their coming demise.

The Americans Who Need Chaos
They’re embracing nihilism and upending politics.

By Derek Thompson


Several years ago, the political scientist Michael Bang Petersen, who is based in Denmark, wanted to understand why people share conspiracy theories on the Internet. He and other researchers designed a study that involved showing American participants blatantly false stories about Democratic and Republican politicians, such as Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump. The subjects were asked: Would you share these stories online?



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