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The SLAP Test for Conspiracy Theories

SLAP test
 

Professor Jeannie Banks Thomas is featured on Episode 144 of “Squaring the Strange,” speaking on “The Slap Test for Conspiracy Theories” (SLAP).  SLAP stands for scare, logistics, A-listers, and prejudice—the four elements that are big red flags for folklorists that a piece of information might just be a rumor or legend.  

Squaring the Strange: Episode 144 - Prof. Jeannie Banks Thomas and the SLAP test