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79 How Could Anyone Really Believe the Earth is Flat?

79 How Could Anyone Really Believe the Earth is Flat?

Update: 2019-04-15
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A growing number of people believe that world governments and other shadow organizations are hiding the truth: that the Earth is not a globe, but a flat disc with a dome of stars above it. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, this "mother of all conspiracy theories" is flourishing on the Internet, giving rise to vast networks of YouTubers, podcasters, and social media communities that spread misinformation. This phenomenon led three filmmakers to ask: Why is this happening now, and how could any rational person actually believe the Earth is flat? They found the answer by making Behind the Curve, a sympathetic and open-minded documentary which chronicles a number of influential flat Earthers as they defend their theories, conduct experiments, and gear up for the first Flat Earth convention. Alli and Jen speak with Caroline Clark (producer), Daniel J. Clark (director/producer), and Nick Andert (editor/producer), about the psychology of conspiratorial thinking, the algorithms that serve us bad information, and the social pressures that hook marginalized people with the promise of finding a like-minded community that they can never leave.

Behind the Curve is available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play: https://www.behindthecurvefilm.com

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79 How Could Anyone Really Believe the Earth is Flat?

79 How Could Anyone Really Believe the Earth is Flat?

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