How Donald Trump drained the fun out of conspiracy theories

A lot of unexpected things have changed since Trump took office. But one of the oddest evolutions has been the mutation of the conspiracy theory. The corners of the internet where conspiracies flourish have always contained a weird mix of light and dark. They were places where one could laugh at some of the far out ideas (“the moon landing was faked”) or be completely horrified (“the Sandy Hook shooting was faked”). SEE ALSO: How Donald Trump’s own words have helped fuel the QAnon fire But with the ascension of Donald Trump to the White House, the days of laughing at kooky theories like “Obama is a Lizard Person” or being mystified by Flat Earthers has given way to a far more troubling pattern. Read more… More about Donald Trump, Conspiracy Theories, Qanon, Viral Market Crash, and Culture source: #Headlines by: Marcus Gilmer

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