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Whether it’s conspiracy theories like those around 5g, or the willful refusal to believe objective facts when it comes to the pandemic, today we talk about confirmation bias and how folks try to assemble meaning to things.

After all, sometimes, we just don’t know stuff. But for some, that’s not O.K. to admit.

And when these online conspiracies are turned to action, it can put other people and property in danger. think folks ignoring social distancing guidelines, which has led to outbreaks of COVID-19. or in England, where cellphone towers are being set on fire.

Our guest today is technologist, YouTuber, and entrepreneur Tom Lawrence. His popular channel, based in Southgate, Michigan helps people demystify their tech issues.

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