Why are people finding answers in QAnon?
48 min

The QAnon conspiracy theory, which began with cryptic postings on Internet message boards from a self-proclaimed government insider identified as Q, has grown at a dizzying pace.

Despite recent attempts by Facebook and Twitter to ban QAnon content, adherents continue to multiply. Dozens of them are running for Congress this fall.

Why is QAnon viral? And why are people — including a large number of evangelical Christians — falling for it?

Thursday at 9 a.m., MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with technology and disinformation experts about why this particular conspiracy theory is the right thing, at the right time. 

Guests:

Rachel Greenspan is a digital culture journalist for Insider, covering QAnon and other online disinformation campaigns. 

Jason Thacker is the chair of research in technology ethics at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond
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270: Looking for Legal Jobs Over Winter Break (w/Sadie Jones)
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're chatting with our consultant on career-related issues Sadie Jones about advancing your legal career this winter break, which is going to require a slightly different approach than usual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. In this episode we discuss: * The impact of delayed OCI on the winter job search * 2Ls: What can you do to have a productive winter break? * 1Ls: What should you be doing, especially if your first semester hasn't gone so well? * Ways to network from home * When to start preparing your resume and other job application materials * Tips for staying organized and on top of the job search Resources: * CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) * Trello (https://trello.com/en) * Leaving Litigation (and Leaving BigLaw) (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/leaving-litigation-and-leaving-biglaw/) * Podcast Episode 76: Making the Most of Your Law School Winter Break (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-76-making-law-school-winter-break/) * Podcast Episode 222: Using Winter Break to Advance Your Career (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-222-using-winter-break-to-advance-your-career/) * Podcast Episode 241: Tips for Virtual Job Interviews (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-241-tips-for-virtual-job-interviews/) * Podcast Episode 253: Networking in Quarantine (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-253-networking-in-quarantine-w-sadie-jones/) * Podcast Episode 260: Career Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-260-career-implications-of-the-covid-19-crisis-w-sadie-jones/) * Podcast Episode 262: Researching Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-262-researching-law-firms-w-sadie-jones/) * Podcast Episode 266: Preparing for Virtual OCI (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-266-preparing-for-virtual-oci-w-sadie-jones/) * Tips to Help You Make a Successful Adjustment to the Virtual Interview Process (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-to-help-you-make-a-successful-adjustment-to-the-virtual-interview-process/) Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-270-looking-for-legal-jobs-over-winter-break-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
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