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The SLAP Test for Conspiracy Theories


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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