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We Will Never Agree On What Happened During The First Wave Of The Pandemic — And That Will Make It Harder To Survive The Second
If it feels like there’s a new conspiracy theory on the internet every day,
that’s because there is. Before the coronavirus, an online fringe narrative
would take 6 to 8 months to bubble into the mainstream, according to data from
AI software company Yonder. During the outbreak, it has taken 3 to 14 days.
The QAnon movement and the anti-vax community have moved, if not quite into
the center of the national conversation, next door.