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Flat Earth 'Theory'

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The misnamed flat Earth ‘theory’ is a denial of scientific proof that the Earth is round. It is based on the belief of a widespread global conspiracy involving governments and space agencies worldwide, with the goal of convincing humanity that the Earth is actually shaped like a disc.

Research suggests that YouTube has been key in spreading the conspiracy worldwide. TikTok has also contributed to the fast spread of fake narratives around the shape of the planet.

In 2019, a YouGov poll indicated that one third of Americans aged 18 to 24 were unsure of the shape of the Earth, despite NASA science.

In April 2022, a video falsely alleged that Elon Musk admitted that he was a flat Earther in Joe Rogan's show.

To go further: 

Modern flat Earth beliefs, Wikipedia 

Exploring the Flat Earth: Beliefs, Identity, and Rationality, University of Oxford 

(Last updated on 10/03/2020)

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