Conspiracy Theories: Clickbait or a Threat to Society?

Have they come too far?

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Watching conspiracy theories videos on YouTube is very entertaining and all, although it is very easy to start with videos of UFO sightings and without realizing it it’s just turned 2 AM and you’re watching undeniable proof that Mark Zuckerberg is an alien cyborg sent to earth to control and spy on us through Facebook. Luckily, for most of us, we forget all about it when we close the tab and go to sleep, but there are a lot of people who do not see these theories as science fiction stories but as reality. Crazy right?

Some of these groups of people have gained a lot of popularity and exposure, such as Flat Earthers, who are even verified on Twitter. “If the Earth is round, explain that verification symbol.” Oh, the logic.

Conspiracy theories have gone from urban legends to the mainstream press and the public eye real quick. Remember the famous Pizzagate? The evergreen Illuminati and sadly, even Holocaust deniers.

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If it’s so obvious that these stories are false, why do so many people believe them? Well, researchers have studied this in recent years. These studies have revealed that a large…

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