IMO, A healthy life involves a fine line between paranoia and suspicion. It isn't too hard to imagine ATS being constantly monitered. Monitoring open discussions in ATS would be a vested interest of the government if any of these conspiracy theories are correct. Just to name a few.. 9/11, JFK, UFO's, Aliens, One World Government,etc...
Let's just look at UFO's alone..
We know that other governments have recently declassified UFO files. This is direct proof that such information would be kept classified by any
government. .. Not just ours. We know that NASA has an encrypted radio comm channel on the space shuttle for astronauts to discuss UFO's. We know
that astronauts have, on live television, called objects "alien spacecraft", and "UFO's". Don't even get me started on the video evidence which
has been filmed, ironically, by the same organisation that sais UFO's don't exist. Then you have video footage taken from the ground of UFO's
that correlate exactly with what NASA is videotaping in orbit. You have astronauts who have directly seen UFO's in orbit and admit to it. You have
all the radio communications since the dawn of manned space flight which constantly depict encounters with unknown objects. And this is just for
starters (If I keep going this post will be too long).
The point is that some conspiracies have more proof than others. But regardless of that, the government would have a vested interest in ensuring we
are not getting too close to the truth, that we aren't learning too much. That way they can keep tabs on what information they can still claim as
classified, as well as keep tabs on "us" in general and what we are discussing. Then you have disinformation.