Blame your government for the conspiracy theories

Blame your government for the conspiracy theories

Social media has always been a breeding ground for conspiracy theories, but in recent years, the internet, particularly on X (formerly Twitter), has been awash with bizarre, fanciful conspiracies coming from all corners of the political spectrum. The Right specifically has been so inundated with conspiracy theories that many pundits and content consumers alike have seemingly no ability to discern fact from fiction. 

When a Singaporean cargo ship collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore this week, resulting in the bridge’s collapse, many social media users immediately convinced themselves that the only possible explanation was a conspiracy carried out by either a foreign adversary or by the government of the United States. Of course, we won’t know the facts until a thorough investigation has

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