Cass Sunstein interviewed on conspiracy theory thinking and political partisanship…

From Vox, interview is here. I’ve blogged on this topic previously here. Not much to add except the notion of epistomological closure seems to be important. That is hanging out with like-minded conspiracy theorists seems to harden belief in the conspiracy theory.

The other interesting tidbit from the Cass Sunstein video is the notion that when the authorities deny a conspiracy theory, that also acts to harden belief in the believers.