QAnon: politics in the age of communicative capitalism

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Mon, 06/14/2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
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Even after the electoral defeat of Trump. QAnon remains an active platform for right-wing conspiracy theories and is widely perceived as a dangerous threat to democracy.  Jan Haaken talks with Emaline Friedman about QAnon as a political and cultural phenomenon. They take up the ways the network and products of QAnon actors operate like a business, a religion, and a choose your own adventure for adults.
 
Friedman is a critical psychologist and social theorist who works at the intersection between psychology and digital technologies. She is author of Internet Addiction: A Critical Psychology of Users. 
 
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