A coincidence too far. One way conspiracy theorists go wrong is by imbuing random facts and coincidences with a significance they don’t deserve.
Take a new left-wing conspiracy theory linking Vladimir Putin’s (alleged) daughter to mysterious Internet traffic between servers owned by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, a bank in Russia, and a healthcare company owned by the husband of Trump’s future education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in 2016.
Come to find out, that same healthcare company owns a hospital that has an endocrinology department AND Vladimir Putin’s (alleged) daughter is -- get this -- an endocrinologist!
The details are far too intricate and tortuous for us to go into all of them here, but suffice it to say that Putin’s (alleged) daughter’s cover is blown. Read More
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Snopes Takes A Meta-Level Look At Conspiracy Theories
Posted by Alan Archibald at 2:06 PM