When folkloric geopolitical concerns prompt a conspiratorial ideation: the case of Egyptian tweeters

@article{Essam2019WhenFG,
  title={When folkloric geopolitical concerns prompt a conspiratorial ideation: the case of Egyptian tweeters},
  author={Bacem A. Essam and Mostafa M. Aref and Fayrouz Fouad},
  journal={GeoJournal},
  year={2019},
  volume={84},
  pages={121-133}
}
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