Cosby’s Sex Assault Trial Has Ended with a Mistrial. These People Believe It’s All a Conspiracy.

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Reporting for the Washington Post, Jannell Ross looks at conspiracy theories surrounding Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial:

To some, these accusations might sound like other conspiracy theories spread through social media recently, such as the tangle of rumors and lies that sent a gunman into a D.C. pizzeria in December under the false belief that he would free child victims of a nonexistent pedophilia ring there. But public opinion experts say there’s something more complicated and significant at work in the Cosby case that bears noting.


Janell Ross was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow, writing a book about the racial wealth gap and the truths about its real origins laid bare by the Great Recession. She is a political reporter for the Washington Post.