A cellphone video of a man unloading bags and hard plastic cases from a van outside of a vote counting center goes viral among conspiracy theorists who falsely claim that it shows fraudulent votes being delivered. In reality, the man is a journalist who is unloading camera equipment.
Two naturopathic practitioners with no background in infectious diseases post a video online falsely claiming that wearing masks does not stop the spread of the coronavirus and that gatherings of friends and family are safe.
A person with a loved one who was once misdiagnosed by a doctor has a deep-seated suspicion of medical experts. When they encounter a conspiratorial social media post falsely claiming that medical experts are lying to the public about COVID-19, they feel in their gut that it’s true and share it.
People in a Facebook group claim that the Earth is not a sphere but is actually flat. They say that the idea that the Earth is a huge spinning sphere that also revolves around the sun is ridiculous and clearly not possible.
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