The market for conspiracy theories

According to this recent report (hat tip: Drudge), Birds Aren’t Real is a “parody movement” that claims all birds in the US have been replaced by lookalike drones, which are used by the government to spy on citizens. Most (some?) members of this group, however, admit they do not truly believe in this far-fetched conspiracy. Either way, check out this website (, which sells “Birds Aren’t Real” merchandise.

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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2 Responses to The market for conspiracy theories

  1. It was inevitable that a market for parody conspiracy theories would eventually surface.

    If David Icke and Alex Jones (outside of the lawsuits is somewhat of shrewd businessman considering he has made millions peddling and marketing bullshit) can prosper from spinning tales of outlandish intrigue, why couldn’t content satirizing this genre of “infotainment” also gain momentum?

    It would be fun to see a comedian parody Alex Jones in the manner Stephen Colbert has Bill O’Reilly.

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