June 20, 2024

Study: People who cross-check claims of mainstream media on COVID-19 get branded as “conspiracy theorists“


A newly published study from Cambridge University shows that people who mainly use social media for news tend to believe in conspiracy theories. 

Respondents were asked to identify true statements from a list of six statements, three of which were as considered conspiracy beliefs: (1) The virus that causes COVID-19 was probably created in a laboratory, (2) The symptoms of COVID-19 seem to be connected to 5G mobile network radiation, and (3) The COVID-19 pandemic was planned by certain pharmaceutical corporations and government agencies. The respondents were asked how they get their news, and then from a list of six, they were asked to identify the activities they engage in. Of the six activities mentioned, three were considered as health protective behavior.

The study shows that the most common held “conspiracy belief” is that the virus was made in a lab. Moreover, the study states that those who believed in conspiracy theories were the younger cohort, while the older cohort were more engaged in health protective behavior. 

Editor’s Note: This study was created as a response to the Plandemic. The documentary which featured Dr. Judy Mikovitz stormed social media in the few hours it was released. It was banned by various social media platforms, but keeps reappearing nonetheless [see The Pandemic of Censorship to know more]. Needless to say, the effect of the video was massive, prompting YouTube to release a statement about deleting videos that do not adhere to the WHO narrative, and warranting a full blown study on “conspiracy thinking”.

Mainstream media contains a lot of inaccurate news. It is the duty of citizens not to be programmed into believing these false narratives. And if they use social media in the process, so be it. They just need to be aware of trolls and purveyors of false news that inhabit cyberspace.

Why do so-called experts brand people who do question the current coronavirus narrative as “conspiracy theorists” without testing these theories? Moreover, no one has actually isolated the virus, and no complete study has been able to truly establish the source of this virus – how can we say with finality that the virus was not created in a lab? [This failure to isolate the virus has led to questions in the tests used to confirm infection, see RT-PCR Tests Are Scientifically Meaningless for more info].

We have cited the study from Cambridge University on this website to show how mainstream thinking, in the guise of scientific research, prevents the rise of new ways of thinking. This is also highlights the danger of censorship. It is easy to ignore these “conspiracy theorists” without back checking their claims. A free internet is the weapon of truth seekers. 

Also, some important lessons we get from this article are these: younger generations are bound to believe in “conspiracy theories” because they have access to more information via social media. The belief in “conspiracy theories” does not mean naivety, in fact it can mean the opposite. It signifies that these young people are questioning commonly held beliefs, and they willing to go beyond listening to the experts to discover the truth. This is what we need if we are to move forward to a truly free society [read END THE LOCKDOWNS! Stop It Outside By Ending The Lockdowns Inside Us].

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