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The Guardian warns that "online conspiracy theorists" may "break democracy".

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posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 01:48 PM
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Stop the online conspiracy theorists before they break democracy.


Organised conspiracy theorist networks have launched an all-out information war across Europe. At the heart of this is the QAnon movement.

Here we go again.

Look out everyone, someone somewhere might say something which challenges the mainstream narrative.

This time, "conspiracy theorists" are going to destroy "democracy"!

And by democracy, they mean stopping the one world Globalist agenda.

How dare any nation declare its own sovereignty or defy the globalist agenda to empty the Middle East for further land grabs.

Whether you agree or disagree with Alex Jones, he was removed from the major social media networks and it had less to do with being offensive or outrageous and more to do with censorship.

Which is why we have to oppose censorship in all forms.

But as we can plainly see, the attack on free speech is never ending.

Remember, the price of freedom is constant vigilance.


edit on 19-2-2019 by gladtobehere because: typo



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posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

How about we stop the lying MSM before it "breaks democracy"



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 01:54 PM
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Yeah most trash rags pull stories out of nowhere while neglecting to cover actual issues, might have something to do with who's actually bankrolling these publicised sewage factories. Or of course, it could just be bored journalists still pulling stories out of nowhere, while neglecting to cover actual issues



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

My thoughts, exactly.
They are basically saying that independent thought is a threat to their control.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 01:57 PM
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I think these days conspiracies spread lots of lies and fake news, it never used to be like this it used to be like this when I first got interested because it was much more of an intellectual pursuit of hidden truth. Sure some of the fringe stuff got pretty wacky but real conspiracies about world events and secret organisations, that was really something. I think 10 years ago we were talking about some really deep stuff that a lot of people on ATS today wouldn't have a clue about because conspiracy theory has sadly been taken over by the alt-right. Lots of the old guard of ATS who used to post massively interesting conspiracies just don't post here and I think there is a reason for that.

I mean the biggest conspiracy theory just now is Trump being influenced by the Russians, its massive or at least it should be but its not because the conspiracy sub-culture has kind of meshed with the alt-right ideology its became something new. ATS is an amazing example, where are the threads about Putin assassinating journalists, do people here even realise that the Moscow apartment bombings were probably a false flag?

I think when you look at what this new conspiracy culture is then I think there could be a case that it undermines democracy in how fake news and fear is spread where as before I believe it was about intellectual thought. We weren't bothered about politics back in the day because we pretty much universally despised all politicians now thats changed.

I don't think its going to break democracy but I could see how it might have an impact on how the workings of democracy potentially.

Interesting conversation all the same, or rather it might have been a few years ago.
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posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 01:58 PM
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Cannibals, aliens and clandestine lizard overlords. Yeah, Definitely one of the top threats to democracy..

Not sure how they can both start out with that opening statement and also expect anyone to take them seriously at the same time..


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posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 01:59 PM
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That's right people.

Free speech breaks democracy!



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posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin

I mean the biggest conspiracy theory just now is Trump being influenced by the Russians, its massive or at least it should be but its not because the conspiracy sub-culture has kind of meshed with the alt-right ideology its became something new. ATS is an amazing example, where are the threads about Putin assassinating journalists, do people here even realise that the Moscow apartment bombings were probably a false flag?


Sorry, I disagree. The biggest conspiracy right now is how the media and "friends" is trying to unseat a duly elected president. Prove me wrong.
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posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

even the crazy wacked out theories, like the Gulf of Tonkin, MK Ukltra, USS Liberty, Shadow Government, I mean, this lunatic material is bad for anyone to talk about, it could bring about scary things.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Lies and fake news like the Covington HS lies, the Smollett hoax, the DNC rigging the primary, the media colluding with the Hillary campaign?

Lies and fake news like that?



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:08 PM
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They just mad cuz they had to fire all their clickbait "journalist".



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

not sure if that one falls under "pish" or "posh", I'll get back to you.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:15 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: Jonjonj

not sure if that one falls under "pish" or "posh", I'll get back to you.


Y porque no los dos?



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posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:20 PM
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I think 10 years ago we were talking about some really deep stuff that a lot of people on ATS today wouldn't have a clue about because conspiracy theory has sadly been taken over by the alt-right


You're so full of sh1t.

You just can't let go of your partisan bollocks for one day can you?

Wtf does "Alt-Right" even mean?
Please explain to me clearly so I can decide whether I'm in that category or not.

Genuine question...



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:21 PM
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Guys I know that you some of you just love to get all riled up when I post.

I have posted my own opinion of this, there it is, feel free to disagree with me but those are my views.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:25 PM
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I'm so glad The Guardian is addressing this and not the crumbling state of Britain as a nation thanks to a decade of Tory rule.

Great job, Guardian.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: gladtobehere

How about we stop the lying MSM before it "breaks democracy"


This



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:27 PM
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Like most everything conspiracy thinking was a way of breaking away from establishment thinking. If someone thought they smelled a conspiracy they would go out and study it, fill in the blanks sometimes working for years putting together a perspective explaining the who's wheres and whys of the conspiracies and cover ups.

And like most everything else, once the smell of money got too overpowering, the whole field was taken over by money makers. Once the money makers took over it was no longer about looking for truth, but rather SELLING TRUTH. Every little theory was found and when not enough of those were available to sell, others were made up to sell to those who, rather than finding the truth for themselves were willing and happy to just by it. Buying and selling the truth.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:31 PM
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Guys, Listen to the Government. In Democracy you can only vote 2 of 1 person in power. Never 4 or 3 people of choice. So choose your colors please.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Guys I know that you some of you just love to get all riled up when I post.

I have posted my own opinion of this, there it is, feel free to disagree with me but those are my views.


Is that it?

You don't care to explain how conspiracy theory is suddenly "Alt-Right"?

Was JFK "Alt-Right"? Moon landings? 9/11? Pearl harbor? The Reichstag? MK-ULTRA? Etc...

Conspiracy theories aren't suddenly squashed because of the Big Orange Troll.

You know that right? Or is it "Alt-Right"?




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