The menace of QAnon: an evaluation of the offline effects of online conspiracy theories

Signoretti, Beatrice (A.A. 2020/2021) The menace of QAnon: an evaluation of the offline effects of online conspiracy theories. Tesi di Laurea in Political sociology, Luiss Guido Carli, relatore Michele Sorice, pp. 47. [Bachelor's Degree Thesis]

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Framework of the analysis. New social media. Political use of social media. The post-public sphere. The infosphere corruption’ (cause). Information disorder and attached variations. Fake news as a step further. The process of misinformation’ circulation. Disenchantment with current institutional setting and political trust. The consequences on users’ psychological mindset after fake news exposure. Conspiracy theories (phenomenon). Conspirational thinking’s safe heaven. The psychoanalytic insights of conspirational thinking. Sociological insight on conspirational thinking. The believer in CT’s identikit. Conspiracy belief as the shaper of human conduct (consequences). Conspiracy theory influencers. Conspiracy belief as input in the construction of political consensus. Conspiracy theories as national security threats. Translating the theoretical framework into reality: the QAnon case study. Birth of the conspiracy theory and beliefs. From the online to the offline: the dangers of QAnon. The turning-point: the attack to Capitol Hill and further developments.


Bibliografia: pp. 40-42.

Thesis Type: Bachelor's Degree Thesis
Institution: Luiss Guido Carli
Degree Program: Bachelor's Degree Programs > Bachelor's Degree Program in Political Science (L36)
Chair: Political sociology
Thesis Supervisor: Sorice, Michele
Academic Year: 2020/2021
Session: Summer
Deposited by: Alessandro Perfetti
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 09:45
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 09:45


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