In UFO news, Canadians saw UFOs at a rate of 3 per day in 2017 reports ufologist Christopher Rutkowski. The organization he belongs to, Ufology Research, has been collecting Canadian UFO reporting data since 1989. Most sightings came from Quebec and Ontario with British Columbia a distant third.
YouTube announced one day ago that it will no longer promote conspiracy videos in its recommended videos for users. Examples offered by the company include:
“promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.” Admittedly those are three things I can’t stand, but the full scope of this policy remains unknown. These videos will remain available to watch, but YouTube won’t help users find them.
And, in more conspiracy news, internet theorists are insisting that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is actually dead and has been replaced by a look alike. A Washington Post reporter who covered her first public appearance since her cancer surgery in December reports receiving a huge volume of accusatory mail asking probing questions about her appearance and intimating that he may be in on a cover-up. The conspiracy theory originated from an anonymous user on a conspiracy message board, but was picked up by right wing bloggers and pundits, including Sebastian Gorka, former adviser to President Trump and far-right activist.
Listeners are advised that friends and relatives may also have been replaced by body doubles to cover up their deaths, and you should trust no one. Even small changes in gait, appearance, or behavior could be a sign that a loved one has been replaced. Experts advise quizzing potential body doubles on past events before divulging any personal information.