QAnon & Co.: Conspiracy Theories Today

A Conversation with Prof. Dr. Michael Butter, Universität Tübingen & Prof. Peter Knight, University of Manchester | Im Rahmen der Reihe "Transatlantic Tuesday"

Half a year ago, hardly anybody in Germany had heard of QAnon conspiracy theories and their wild claims of a pedophile deep state. Only a few months later, however, the German weekly Der Spiegel claimed on its cover that QAnon was “the most dangerous cult in the world.” This panicky declaration was fueled by both the increasing visibility of QAnons signs among the “corona deniers” taking to the streets in Germany and reports from the U.S. where several congressional candidates had expressed their sympathy for the movement and where Donald Trump was refusing to distance himself from it. But what exactly is QAnon? When did it emerge and how does it relate to other conspiracy theories? How dangerous is the movement, and is it really growing? And why has it been embraced by German conspiracy theorists lately? These and related questions will be discussed by Michael Butter and Peter Knight, two renowned experts in the field, who recently co-edited The Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories together.

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Di, 19.Jan.2021 um 19:00