Dr. Lena Frischlich recently participated in a German video on conspiracy myths, which was published by North Rhine-Westphalia’s State Agency for Civic Education. Together with Ingo Grabowsky, Pia Lamberty, Thomas Laschik, Christian Stöcker and others, she talks about the history of conspiracy theories and explains how they work. Besides, she recommends some preventive measures, which can be taken if one knows a conspiracist: talk to them in private, do not try to convince them with just facts and most importantly – know when to take a break and step back in order not to damage the strained relationship further.
The State Agency for Civic Education is responsible for strengthening democratic competence and increasing political participation. Furthermore, it aims to reflect a broad spectrum of social and political orientations. Besides publishing different magazines and books, they also shoot educational videos, e.g. on the political system in North Rhine-Westphalia.