Conspiracies, Ideological Entrepreneurs, and Digital Popular Culture

@article{Hyzen2021ConspiraciesIE,
  title={Conspiracies, Ideological Entrepreneurs, and Digital Popular Culture},
  author={Aaron Hyzen and Hilde van den Bulck},
  journal={Media and Communication},
  year={2021}
}
This contribution starts from the contemporary surge in conspiracism to develop a theoretical framework to understand how conspiracy theories make it from the margins to the mainstream. To this end, it combines a view of conspiracy theories as ideology and its propagandists as ideological entrepreneurs with insights into how the affordances of digital media and popular culture are instrumental in propagating the conspiracy theories. It further complements sociological and psychological… 
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