Conspiracy theories have been around for a long time, now the coronavirus pandemic is creating new ones and fueling old ones. Social media is rife with claims that the coronavirus was weaponized in a secret laboratory, designed to put a stop to exponential global population growth. Powerful forces are said to be behind the pandemic. There is talk of enforced vaccinations and blanket state surveillance. Others say new 5G mobile phone technology helps the virus spread. These theories become visible through their supporters at corona demonstrations. What drives people into these often confused worlds of thought?

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