Below are just a few recent headlines involving conspiracy theories that have caught my attention:
- Via the Associated Press (Sophia Tulp): “As elites arrive in Davos, conspiracy theories thrive online“
- Via Mediaite (Candace Ortiz): “Joe Rogan theorizes Joe Biden’s own team is trying to get rid of him before 2024 by uncovering mishandled classified documents“
- Via Forbes (Paul Tassi): “‘Velma’ is so bad it’s spawned psyop conspiracy theories“
Are any of these alleged conspiracies real? More to the point: why do some (many?) people believe so? However those questions are answered, what if there were a truth market where people could place bets on the truth values of any given conspiracy theory? That is precisely what I propose in my latest work-in-progress “Truth Markets”, which is available here.