Meet the influencers who are fighting the spread of online conspiracy theories
Abbie Richards didn’t set out to become an influencer. She “fell into it” after she posted a chart of conspiracy theories on Instagram.
“I had been talking to some guy on Tinder about conspiracy theories,” she told Mashable. “We both hate conspiracy theories, and we were having a conversation of, like, if you had to believe in one, which would it be?… I said, I don’t like that all conspiracy theories are just bundled as the same thing. Like, I really feel like there are layers to this. I have to draw this.”
The upside-down triangle chart that resulted went viral in September 2020. Richards also runs an anti-conspiracy theory TikTok account called Tofology, which currently has more than 200,000 followers. Read more…