Much of the attention drawn to QAnon of late has common from the mainstream media and not the dark corners of the internet. The election of an adherent to Congress and a rebuke of her utterances has also shone light on a movement with some very unusual beliefs and indeterminate motives and goals. According to a study by political scientists, Joseph Uscinski and Adam Enders, while QAnon supporters are extreme they are not so in the ideological sense. QAnon support is best explained by conspiratorial world views, dark triad personality traits and a predisposition toward other anti-social behavior. In this podcast, Professor Enders summarizes their findings and takes a trip with me down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories and discusses the type of people drawn to them.
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