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Op-Ed: 'Stranger Things' shows how conspiracy theories take hold and do harm

September 12, 2022
By Scott DeJong

A pair of black sunglasses sit on a table and reflect the neon light of a sign of the TV show Strangers Things Title. Strangers Things is a popular Netflix show with sci-fi themes and a coming of age of children in 1980s America. | Credit: Puneeth Shetty

This op-ed by Scott DeJong, doctoral candidate in Communications and Public Scholar, discusses how the television show Stranger Things' most recent season provides a powerful visual of modern conspiracy theory woes. DeJong connects the conspiracy theory narrative on the screen with the issues we have seen come up around conspiracy theory these past few years. This piece was published on July 10 in the Conversation Canada.

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