Ashley Mattheis, a doctoral candidate at the University of Carolina, joins “Right Rising” to break down the QAnon conspiracy and its growth during the COVID-19 crisis. Along with host Augusta Dell’Omo, Mattheis walks us through the mainstreaming of conspiracy theories after the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and how these ideas spread across social media.
Finally, Mattheis takes us on a deep dive into the world of “Momfluencers” and how their conceptions of motherhood have catalyzed QAnon’s reach into the mainstream.
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