Top Ten Conspiracy Theories

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Top Ten Conspiracy Theories
Top Ten Conspiracy Theories

A conspiracy is a plan or understanding between two or more persons to achieve a goal, while keeping it secret from the public or from other people affected by it.

The goal may be to achieve wealth, power, influence or other benefit.

A conspiracy theory is a belief that some covert, but influential people or agency is responsible for an unexplained event. It is seen as a template imposed upon the world to give the appearance of order to an unexplained event or events.

In fact, even debunking the theory or showing some evidence against it will be viewed as an attempt to misinform the public, while lack of evidence will be seen as part of a cover-up.

There are several unproven conspiracy theories of events around the world that are frequently related to clandestine government plans and elaborate murder plots.

Several conspiracy theories are widely present on the Internet in the form of YouTube videos and blogs as well as on social media.

Recently, the FBI identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic threat for the first time.

According to an FBI intelligence bulletin obtained by Yahoo News, anti-government, fringe political conspiracy theories very likely will spread and evolve in the modern information marketplace, occasionally driving groups or individual extremists to carry out criminal or violent acts.

The FBI believes conspiracy theory-driven extremists are likely to increase during the 2020 presidential election cycle.

Here is a list of the ten most notable conspiracy theories from around the world.