Shoji Tsuchida, a professor of safety psychology at Kansai University in Osaka Prefecture, attributing the psychological state behind conspiracy theory belief and coronavirus misinformation to a desire to deny authority.© Mainichi Shimbun
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Conspiracy theories are constructed on the logic that the central government is hiding something. These theories spread as people grow distrustful of government and politics, whose handling of the coronavirus pandemic continues to be inept.
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