Conspiracy theories: County invites to online lecture

Conspiracy theories have become increasingly prevalent in recent months. On 3 February, the Network for Tolerance, together with the DEXT Centre for Democracy Education and Extremism Prevention, is organising an online lecture on what makes people believe these stories.

Civil rights activist and publicist Katharina Nocun will speak and explain, among other things, which psychological factors play a role in conspiracy belief. She will also report on the right way to deal with conspiracy theorists - and show general tendencies that prevail in society with regard to narratives of this kind by means of some examples.

The lecture will take place in the digital space, so that all interested parties can participate in a completely corona-compliant and contactless way from home. Anyone who is interested can register online at for the free lecture. It will take place via the video platform "BigBlueButton". Participants do not have to download anything, they can simply participate via their browser. A link will be sent to them the day before. A microphone and a video camera are not necessarily needed either.

The Network for Tolerance Waldeck-Frankenberg is funded as a Partnership for Democracy under the federal programme "Live Democracy!" by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs and co-financed by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior. The DEXT office is funded by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior through the programme "Hessen - active for democracy and against extremism".