Online Conspiracy Theories Start With the Young

Last week I linked to an article about how older people are more susceptible to fake news online. Not so fast, kids! Turns out there are some interesting lunch conversations happening at school...

At lunch, they chat about YouTube clips featuring stories about pop culture that revolve around secret and suggestive information. It’s stuff the mainstream media and other traditional authority figures aren’t acknowledging, are quick to deny, and are supposedly covering up. Is Katy Perry actually JonBenet Ramsay? Was Britney Spears replaced by a clone? Are Jay-Z and Beyoncé members of the Illuminati?

Those are all very real conspiracy theories, by the way. I did the research. In the interest of science.


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