I’m a former CIA analyst trained to spot fake news. Here’s how you can do it, too.

The Conspiracy Chart organizes conspiracy theories threat level aand link to reality. The chart, developed by Abbie Richards, a science researcher and disinformation and misinformation expert, has gone viral bringing widespread exposure to harmful conspiracy theories. This article discusses the breakdown of the chart, dangers associated with conspiracy theories, and how to approach conspiratorial thinking.

Written by: Shannon Larson Published by: The Boston Globe (Boston Globe Media Partners)