Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Conspiracy chart that rates your beliefs from “speculation” to “detached from reality” goes viral

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A new viral chart split it up for everyone’s reference.

From no-nonsense QAnon conspiracy theories to your average #FreeBritney follower, where is the line between completely deranged and harmless fact-based speculation?

“Conspiracy theories are everywhere and people don’t understand how harmful they are,” Abbie Richards wrote on Twitter.

She added, “I created the original conspiracy diagram over a year ago. An update was long overdue. This is version 2021. “

The pyramid chart created by Richards is sorted up, which means the most eccentric and dangerous theories, the bottom of the chart; or as she calls it, those who are “detached from reality”.

Some of these beliefs include QAnon, Holocaust denial, and the theory that Sandy Hook is a fake.

Conversely, at the bottom of the diagram you will find theories that are “based on reality”.

For example, the theory that Big Tobacco lied about cancer, Watergate, Project Mockingbird, and #FreeBritney.

I would argue that most of us would be able to agree on the level of insanity each of the theories we see at either end of the table is, so it’s the entire middle section where things get more interesting.

In the Denial of Reality section, defined by Richards as the theories that are “clearly wrong, but mostly harmless,” you will find theories ranging from “Stevie Wonder is not blind” to alien abductions to the belief that the Titanic never went down.

Since this was being done by one person alone, people obviously had some interesting views about the chart. See below:

“According to this table, if you disagree with the government or believe that rich people and ethnic groups are working together to gain or maintain political power, then you are less healthy than someone who believes we are living in a simulation and Greta Thunberg is a time traveler. “, Wrote a Twitter user.

Another argued that he found the diagram helpful and wrote, “This is sensible and really useful.”

Hasan Piker also agreed with his thoughts: “The part ‘leaving reality’ is just true.”

“Anyone who disagrees with me is a conspiracy theorist: Children’s Guide to Internet Discourse,” wrote another.

Even far-right Jack Posobiec commented by sharing a parody of the charts the Republicans made.

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