Recursive fury:. Conspiracy ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on conspiracist ideation. (Lewandowsky, Cook, Oberauer, Marriott, 2013). Liz von York.
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Conspiracy ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on conspiracist ideation
(Lewandowsky, Cook, Oberauer, Marriott, 2013)
Liz von York
A study involving visitors to climate blogs that found that conspiracist ideation was associated with the rejection of climate science and rejection of other scientific propositions
Sampled internet activity related to LOG 12 using Google search and PsychInfo
For each paper obtained in this search (N=21) the total number of Google hits, limited to the first 10 months of 2012, using the author’s last name and the article’s title, was recorded
Each of the 30 sites was then searched by Google for instances of the name of the first author of LOG 12 that fell within the period of Aug 28 and Oct 18 2012
Nefarious Intention (NI): the presumed intentions behind any conspiracy are invariably nefarious
Survey responses were “scammed”- readers understood what was required and dutifully performed
Different versions of the survey- questions were counterbalanced between different versions of LOG 12 survey. Different questions
Blocking access to authors’ websites- websites were inaccessible in certain parts of the world, most likely owning to internet blockages between certain regions of the world and the website server. Bloggers claimed that the sites had specifically targeted their IP address