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Conspiracy theories are, essentially, WildMassGuessing, [[Headscratchers/HomePage Headscratchers]], and FanonDiscontinuity (in the sense that something didn't happen according to the way "official" sources said it did) applied to RealLife. Like all memes, conspiracy theories mutate and interbreed almost too fast for humans to track. Any of the theories and sub-theories mentioned below can be, and in all likelihood has been, combined with any or all of the others by at least one person. Don't be surprised if the [[VoodooShark theory raises more questions]] than the original incident in the first place. The only thing such theories prove, if anything, is that we're all too human.[[note]]Or... maybe WE'RE TheIlluminati?[[/note]]

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Conspiracy theories are, essentially, WildMassGuessing, [[Headscratchers/HomePage Headscratchers]], and FanonDiscontinuity (in the sense of maintaining that something didn't happen according to the way "official" sources said it did) applied to RealLife. Like all memes, conspiracy theories mutate and interbreed almost too fast for humans to track. Any of the theories and sub-theories mentioned below can be, and in all likelihood has been, combined with any or all of the others by at least one person. Don't be surprised if the [[VoodooShark theory raises more questions]] than the original incident in the first place. The only thing such theories prove, if anything, is that we're all too human.[[note]]Or... maybe WE'RE TheIlluminati?[[/note]]


(Before you start reading, it's worth noting that Rationalwiki has an article on a phenomenon they dub [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Crank_magnetism "Crank Magnetism"]], which is the curious tendency of people with Bonkers ideas to develop or start believing in other, equally bonkers ideas; People who believe one conspiracy theory, for example, have a noted tendency to also believe other conspiracy theories, or even non-conspiracy-but-still-bonkers things such as bigotry or science denial. You're going to see a lot of this.)

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(Before you start reading, it's worth noting that Rationalwiki has an article on a phenomenon they dub [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Crank_magnetism "Crank Magnetism"]], which is the curious tendency of people with Bonkers bonkers ideas to develop or start believing in other, equally bonkers ideas; People who believe one conspiracy theory, for example, have a noted tendency to also believe other conspiracy theories, or even non-conspiracy-but-still-bonkers things such as bigotry or science denial. You're going to see a lot of this.)


* For misinformation about the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, see [[ConspiracyTheories/CoronavirusDisease2019Pandemic this page]] for details.

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* For misinformation about the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, see [[ConspiracyTheories/CoronavirusDisease2019Pandemic this page]] for details.


-->-- '''Creator/TerryPratchett''', ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}''

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-->-- '''Creator/TerryPratchett''', ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}''
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* For misinformation about the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, see [[ConspiracyTheories/CoronavirusDisease2019Pandemic this page]] for details.


(Before you start reading, it's worth noting that Rationalwiki has an article on a phenomenon they dub [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Crank_magnetism "Crank Magnetism"]], which is the curious tendency of people with Bonkers ideas to develop other, equally bonkers ideas; People who believe one conspiracy theory, for example, have a noted tendency to also believe other conspiracy theories, or even non-conspiracy-but-still-bonkers things such as bigotry or science denial. You're going to see a lot of this.)

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(Before you start reading, it's worth noting that Rationalwiki has an article on a phenomenon they dub [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Crank_magnetism "Crank Magnetism"]], which is the curious tendency of people with Bonkers ideas to develop or start believing in other, equally bonkers ideas; People who believe one conspiracy theory, for example, have a noted tendency to also believe other conspiracy theories, or even non-conspiracy-but-still-bonkers things such as bigotry or science denial. You're going to see a lot of this.)


(Before you start reading, it's worth noting that Rationalwiki has an article on a phenomenon they dub [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Crank_magnetism "Crank Magnetism"]], which is the curious tendency of people with Bonkers ideas to develop other, equally bonkers ideas; People who believe one conspiracy theory have a noted tendency to also believe other conspiracy theories, or even non-conspiracy-but-still-bonkers things such as bigotry or science denial. You're going to see a lot of this.)

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(Before you start reading, it's worth noting that Rationalwiki has an article on a phenomenon they dub [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Crank_magnetism "Crank Magnetism"]], which is the curious tendency of people with Bonkers ideas to develop other, equally bonkers ideas; People who believe one conspiracy theory theory, for example, have a noted tendency to also believe other conspiracy theories, or even non-conspiracy-but-still-bonkers things such as bigotry or science denial. You're going to see a lot of this.)



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(Before you start reading, it's worth noting that Rationalwiki has an article on a phenomenon they dub [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Crank_magnetism "Crank Magnetism"]], which is the curious tendency of people with Bonkers ideas to develop other, equally bonkers ideas; People who believe one conspiracy theory have a noted tendency to also believe other conspiracy theories, or even non-conspiracy-but-still-bonkers things such as bigotry or science denial. You're going to see a lot of this.)


# The 'cover story' must explain the event it's covering up well enough to endure all examination by media, law enforcement, or other concerned parties[[note]]and, no, this can't be explained away by bribery because eventually, ''somebody'' is going to say ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules and/or ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight[[note]].

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# The 'cover story' must explain the event it's covering up well enough to endure all examination by media, law enforcement, or other concerned parties[[note]]and, no, this can't be explained away by bribery because eventually, ''somebody'' is going to say ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules and/or ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight[[note]].ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight[[/note]].


# The 'cover story' must explain the event it's covering up well enough to endure all examination by media, law enforcement or other concerned parties (this can't be explained away by bribery because eventually, ''somebody'' is going to say ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules and/or ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight).

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# The 'cover story' must explain the event it's covering up well enough to endure all examination by media, law enforcement enforcement, or other concerned parties (this parties[[note]]and, no, this can't be explained away by bribery because eventually, ''somebody'' is going to say ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules and/or ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight).ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight[[note]].


# The 'cover story' must explain the event it's covering up well enough to endure all examination by media, law enforcement or other concerned parties.

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# The 'cover story' must explain the event it's covering up well enough to endure all examination by media, law enforcement or other concerned parties.parties (this can't be explained away by bribery because eventually, ''somebody'' is going to say ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules and/or ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight).


Conspiracy theories are, essentially, WildMassGuessing, [[Headscratchers/HomePage Headscratchers]], and FanonDiscontinuity (in the sense that something didn't happen according to the way "official" sources said it did) applied to RealLife. Like all memes, conspiracy theories mutate and interbreed almost too fast for humans to track. Any of the theories and sub-theories mentioned below can be, and in all likelihood has been, combined with any or all of the others by at least one person. Don't be surprised if the [[VoodooShark theory raises more questions]] than the original incident in the first place. The only thing such theories prove, if anything, is that we're all too human.[note]Or... maybe TheIlluminati?[/note]

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Conspiracy theories are, essentially, WildMassGuessing, [[Headscratchers/HomePage Headscratchers]], and FanonDiscontinuity (in the sense that something didn't happen according to the way "official" sources said it did) applied to RealLife. Like all memes, conspiracy theories mutate and interbreed almost too fast for humans to track. Any of the theories and sub-theories mentioned below can be, and in all likelihood has been, combined with any or all of the others by at least one person. Don't be surprised if the [[VoodooShark theory raises more questions]] than the original incident in the first place. The only thing such theories prove, if anything, is that we're all too human.[note]Or... [[note]]Or... maybe TheIlluminati?[/note]
WE'RE TheIlluminati?[[/note]]


Conspiracy theories are, essentially, WildMassGuessing, [[Headscratchers/HomePage Headscratchers]], and FanonDiscontinuity (in the sense that something didn't happen according to the way "official" sources said it did) applied to RealLife. Like all memes, conspiracy theories mutate and interbreed almost too fast for humans to track. Any of the theories and sub-theories mentioned below can be, and in all likelihood has been, combined with any or all of the others by at least one person. Don't be surprised if the [[VoodooShark theory raises more questions]] than the original incident in the first place. The only thing such theories prove, if anything, is that we're all too human. [--or maybe illuminaty? D:--]

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Conspiracy theories are, essentially, WildMassGuessing, [[Headscratchers/HomePage Headscratchers]], and FanonDiscontinuity (in the sense that something didn't happen according to the way "official" sources said it did) applied to RealLife. Like all memes, conspiracy theories mutate and interbreed almost too fast for humans to track. Any of the theories and sub-theories mentioned below can be, and in all likelihood has been, combined with any or all of the others by at least one person. Don't be surprised if the [[VoodooShark theory raises more questions]] than the original incident in the first place. The only thing such theories prove, if anything, is that we're all too human. [--or [note]Or... maybe illuminaty? D:--]
TheIlluminati?[/note]


* [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN H-N]]: Health; History, Monuments, and Ancient Civilizations; Homosexuals; Jews/Israel; UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's [[WhoShotJFK assasination]]; Law and Enforcement; Media; New World Order (NWO)/Secret Societies

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* [[ConspiracyTheories/HToN H-N]]: Health; History, Monuments, and Ancient Civilizations; Homosexuals; Jews/Israel; UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's [[WhoShotJFK assasination]]; assassination]]; Law and Enforcement; Media; New World Order (NWO)/Secret Societies

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