“Escaping The Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect”
“Be Bold America!” Sunday,
June 5, 2022 at 5:00pm (PDT)
“The conspiracy theory rabbit hole is a complicated place, and the people are complicated individuals.” – Mick West
The World Trade Center collapse was a controlled demolition, planes are spraying poison to control the weather, and actors faked the Sandy Hook massacre. All these claims are bunk: falsehoods, mistakes, and in some cases, outright lies. But many people passionately believe one or more of these conspiracy theories.
In Escaping The Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect, author Mick West shares over a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience investigating and debunking false conspiracy theories through his forum, metabunk.org, and set forth a practical guide to helping friends and loved ones recognize these theories for what they really are. The most successful approaches to helping individuals are not comprised of simply explaining why they are wrong; rather, West’s tried and tested approach emphasizes clear communication based on mutual respect, honesty, openness and patience. Also, tune in to hear Mick’s thoughts on QAnon and UFOs!
Interview Guest: Mick West is the author of “Escaping the Rabbit Hole – How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect” and the host of the podcast: “Tales From The Rabbit Hole”. He focuses on developing tools for understanding and helping people who have been sucked in conspiracy theories. He’s a retired videogame programmer who helped make the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Franchise. Mick also runs the website Metabunk.org, where he investigates conspiracy theories, debunks pseudoscience, and analyzes UFO videos.