When the world seems like one big conspiracy

Understanding the structure of Global Cabal theories can shed light on their allure and their inherent falsehood.

Demonstrators from conspiracy theorist group QAnon protesting against child trafficking in Los Angeles, California, on Aug 22, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

(NYTIMES) - Conspiracy theories come in all shapes and sizes, but perhaps the most common form is the Global Cabal theory.

A recent survey of 26,000 people in 25 countries asked respondents whether they believe there is "a single group of people who secretly controls events and rule the world together".

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