In tonight's experiment, I posted old footage of Alex Jones & made it look like he was blaming Trump for being behind this week's social media purge. It was beyond absurd, but it went viral - gaining tens of thousands of views in 3 hours before YT removed it. That's sad & scary.
2/ I wanted to see how hungry for conspiracy theory my audience was, no matter how stupid and nonsensical the material. Jones just screamed profanity. At the end, I wrote that Jones had "intel" that Trump flipped & is now working for the Deep State...
3/ Several hundred comments were left in those 3 hours. Most were of people raging at Jones for betraying Trump. But many of them were of Jones fans agreeing that Trump had flipped & was behind this week's social media purge.
4/ This video was dumb. It took me about 10 minutes to make it & was pure garbage. But it got 5 times more views than any of my other videos in the same amount of time of the last 12 months.
5/ It's a real shame that this junk video was so popular, but videos that I put my best efforts into researching & producing get almost no views. It proves that a lot of viewers prefer sensationalism over rationalism and conspiracy theory over facts.
6/ This preference for baseless conspiracy theory over well-reasoned factual analysis is a great concern to me. If people don't care about reality, we are going to continue down this rabbit hole to nowhere - and garbage like Q drops will continue to trump truth.
7/ What are YOUR thoughts on this issue? How can we move back toward an appreciation for facts and reason in a society that is addicted to fear porn & baseless conspiracy theory? Share in the comments, please.

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