Mudcat Café message #4124290 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167504   Message #4124290
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
26-Oct-21 - 10:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Subject: RE: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Why people believe Covid conspiracy theories: could folklore hold the answer? Researchers use AI and witchcraft folklore to map the coronavirus conspiracy theories that have sprung up. Researchers have mapped the web of connections underpinning coronavirus conspiracy theories, opening a new way of understanding and challenging them. Using Danish witchcraft folklore as a model, the researchers from UCLA and Berkeley analysed thousands of social media posts with an artificial intelligence tool and extracted the key people, things and relationships. (read on)