Conspiracy Theories: Panel Event
The APPG Against Antisemitism, in association with the Antisemitism Policy Trust, hosted an event in Parliament to explore the prevalence and dangers of contemporary conspiracy theories. Topics discussed included: the origins of conspiracy theories and the reason for their attraction; the utility and methods of counter-speech; and the role and responsibility of government and others in refuting such rhetoric.
Chair: Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP
Panellists: Professor Sir Richard Evans (British historian and author), Dr Dave Rich (Head of Policy & Deputy Director of Communications, CST), Marlon Solomon (Actor and creator of A Lizard’s Tale), and a Home Office Strategic Communications Research Analyst
Closing remarks: Danny Stone MBE
MPs and Peers in attendance included: Rt Hon Lord Stunell of Hazel Grove OBE, Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Dame Louise Ellman MP