Why Do People Believe In Conspiracy Theories?

Conspiracy theories are flourishing during the pandemic.

On December 4, 2016, a 28-year old man from North Carolina entered Comet Ping Pong Pizzeria in Washington, D.C. with a loaded AR-15 rifle. He pointed the gun at an employee demanding to know how to get to the basement. The restaurant did not have a basement. This did not stop the man from firing several shots into the wall while searching for a secret passage. Customers and workers fled in terror. No one was…