Conspiracy theories used to be just for eccentrics

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Gutenberg
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Conspiracy theories used to be just for eccentrics

Post by Gutenberg » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:55 pm

It isn't mentioned directly in this article, but I think that the birth internet to some degrees can explain the current popularity of conspiracy theories.
Conspiracy theories used to be just for eccentrics. Now sensible people are getting carried away with them too
"In a poll, 42% of Scots said they thought the government was probably covering up a secret oilfield near Shetland. But such a plot would require a degree of ambition and cunning hitherto unglimpsed in the no campaign."
Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... d-shetland

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