The Big Story
The Big Story
Sep 23, 2020
How conspiracy theories exploded in Quebec
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, Quebec police estimate threats made against public officials are up about 400 percent. Most of the people arrested for making those threats show evidence of believing in conspiracy theories. In fact, belief in these theories, as well as distrust in the mainstream media, is rising quickly in the province. And not all of these theories are coming from the United States. Some of them are coming from inside the province.

So what should police and governments be doing? Because things seem to be getting dangerous quickly.

GUEST: Jonathan Montpetit, CBC Montreal
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