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The Q-ing of the West by Helmut K. Anheier & Andrea Roemmele | Project Syndicate

By Helmut K. Anheier & Andrea Roemmele
September 11, 2020

BERLIN – The emergence of the far-right QAnon cult in America has brought conspiratorial thinking to the forefront of global politics, particularly now that US President Donald Trump has offered his own oblique praise of the group. While the “Q” sign has become a familiar sight at Trump rallies, its appearance in Europe this August came as a shock and a wake-up call to liberal democracies everywhere.

Although dangerous and vile conspiracy theories like QAnon are not new, the social-media and digital communication channels available for disseminating them certainly are. The only solution is to deploy the same technologies against the problem.
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Source: The Q-ing of the West by Helmut K. Anheier & Andrea Roemmele – Project Syndicate

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