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Top Six Red Flags that Identify a Conspiracy Theory Article

It can be tough to see your Facebook friends sharing conspiracy theory stories, and tough to respond to them effectively. Pointing it out and saying “that’s a conspiracy theory” doesn’t seem to be effective. But there are certain writing patterns and tropes that are common within such articles that make them compelling to some people. Sometimes, just pointing out patterns and tropes helps people see them for what they are.

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Peter Johnson

Hello Editors of All Generalizations are False,

I find your charts intriguing but what I don’t see is any specific information about which climate change or global warming news sources are false or misleading. This is an issue which is urgently important in the media today, and it would help if you provided a list of websites which promote bogus climate science or which are not factually based.