Also, I guess that the popularity of conspiracy theories shows what happens when you don't educate people with the skill to assess the trustworthiness of the source of information?
@Erik another cause for conspiracy theories is governments not being honest to civilians...like most of the time. Take our fine prime minister Mark Rutte for instance. He is most likely the most trusted liar in the Netherlands. It is nearly impossible to not come up with conspiracies when talking about the things he has misdone to our country.
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