John Oliver explores the murky world of coronavirus conspiracy theories

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John Oliver explores the murky world of coronavirus conspiracy theories

From Wayfair to 5G, conspiracy theories seem to have been more popular than ever in 2020. And as the coronavirus continues to spread in America, they show no sign of slowing down.

In the video above from Last Week Tonight, John Oliver takes a dive into their murky depths — moving from the discredited science behind the viral conspiracy doc Plandemic, to the way the president constantly uses unfounded claims to distract and stir tension.

“Conspiracies are sort of like ugly buildings and deeply tragic adult children,” says Oliver, “in that Donald Trump loves to unleash them into the world, and then refuse to take responsibility for them ever again.” Read more…

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