There’s a new conspiracy in town, and this one may stick around for a while.
“Birds Aren’t Real” claims the US government has been systematically eliminating our feathered friends and replacing them with drones since the 1960s.
Conspiracy theories are one of those peculiar byproducts of the information age. We have gay frogs, pizzagate, birthers, anti-vaxxers, flat-Earthers, Qanon, people who claim Australia doesn’t exist and others who swear the Olson twins are really just one person.
Some of these outrageous theories are hilarious and inoffensive, others quite dangerous and ill-intended.
Birds Aren’t Real is the one conspiracy to rule them all, a contrived, tongue-in-cheek fiction that mocks all conspiracies and pushes the limits of what people are willing to believe in.