How to Talk to a Conspiracy Theorist

The first step is recognizing that conspiracies do, in fact, exist

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Back in April 2019, when QAnon had established itself among the fringe far-right of the internet but had yet to fully spill out into public consciousness, my friend Eric sent me an email with the subject line “Lifting the Veil: The Pedophocracy.” It was a link to Lifting the Veil: An