Conspiracy theories: County invites to online lecture

Conspiracy theories have become increasingly prevalent in recent months. On February 3, the Network for Tolerance and the DEXT Center for Democracy Education and Extremism Prevention will be holding an online lecture on what makes people believe these stories, and interested parties are cordially invited to attend.

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 use some examples to show general tendencies that prevail in society with regard to narratives of this kind.

The lecture will take place in the digital space, so that all interested parties can participate completely corona-compliant and contactless from home. Anyone who is interested can register online at www.landkreis-waldeck-frankenberg.de for the free lecture. It will take place via the video platform "BigBlueButton". Participants do not need 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 also not absolutely necessary.

The Network for Tolerance Waldeck-Frankenberg is funded as a Partnership for Democracy under the federal program "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 program "Hesse - active for democracy and against extremism".