There’s a fragmentation going on with the internet, certain authorities dissolving and media landscape shifting, cracking, things are more groundless and distinctions are blurring between news and entertainment, between product and consumer, and all sorts, an ongoing process that’s always throwing up new material that’s very conspiratorially charged. It can verge on quasi-religious or just a YouTube wormhole thrill “I love conspiracy theories”
One of the many millions of things that the Internet has done is to demonstrate how narrow the range of opinion AND NEWS ITSELF the mainstream media was willing to give voice to. Now you can read halocaust denial to your hearts content.
This has had a profound impact.