Marianna Spring Among the Trolls: My Journey Through Conspiracyland

Saturday 4 May 2024

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In 2020, after becoming 2020 the BBC’s first disinformation and social media correspondent, threats and abuse began to litter Marianna's social media feeds. Sometimes the people behind the messages even tried to find her in person - the price of venturing into the world of conspiracy theories. Marianna explores where the vitriol comes from, and what drives otherwise reasonable people to believe that almost everything – from the worst attacks and wars to global health crises and climate change – is a hoax designed to kill or control millions of us.

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