If you’re a person who has a screw loose, the internet provides a hammer. It’s now easier than ever to spread conspiracy theories, whether you really believe them or not. “The internet’s biggest stars are using irony and nonchalance to refurbish old conspiracies for new audiences, recycling them into new forms that help them persist in the cultural imagination. Along the way, these vloggers are unlocking a new, casual mode of experiencing paranoia. They are mutating our relationship to belief itself: It’s less about having convictions than it is about having fun.” Amanda Hess in the NYT: They Kinda Want to Believe Apollo 11 Was Maybe a Hoax. “The point isn’t whether the conspiracy is true or false, opinion or fact, or even remotely plausible. The point is that it’s stimulating.” (That’s the case whether were talking about moon landings, UFOs, or American politics…)