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Chemicals in the water are turning the frigging frogs gay. We seem to be living in an era where conspiracy theories are booming. Dr Robert Bartholomew, a sociologist who specialises in mass delusions, believes that social media has exacerbated conspiracy culture. Yet though social media helps conspiracies to spread, the psychology behind them is age-old.
"They’re turning the frogs gay": the psychology behind internet conspiracy theories
By now, most of you have heard of Alex Jones. Some of you may not recognize the name, but know him from some meme of one of his many impassioned rants. Now, I have heard this quote referenced many times by Cenk Uygur, John Oliver and other commentators and pundits in the past, but it was not until a recent segment by Stephen Colbert that I actually fact checked it. To say the least I was surprised by what I found. At first, I could not stop laughing. This is why I was so surprised when I found that in this instance Jones is right! As crazy as it sounds, there is a chemical used as a herbicide called Atrazine, does exactly what Alex Jones claims in the clip.
“They are Turning the Frogs Gay!”- A Surprising Fact Check