How To Talk Your Uncle Out of QAnon | Offline with Jon Favreau

Beth Goldberg joins Offline to discuss her work at Jigsaw, the misinformation-tackling team at Google that’s been called “the Internet’s justice league.” Goldberg walks Jon through the dos and don’ts of drawing your Q Anon cousins, election-denying uncles, and vaccine-skeptic grandmas out of their conspiracy rabbit holes this Thanksgiving. By pre-bunking, seeding doubt, and listening with compassion, together we can hash it all out.

00:00 – Intro
01:03 – Interview start
01:43 – How to talk to QAnon believers at Thanksgiving
04:40 – The internet’s relation to conspiracy theories
11:38 – Ad break
14:25 – How and why people leave QAnon
21:15 – Tips & tricks to effectively talk to conspiracy theorists
27:52 – What is prebunking?

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