May 21, 2024 12:30 pm
Kate Middleton and the ongoing rumors of cancer

The recent revelation that Kate Middleton has a tumor has sparked a wave of conspiracy theories on social media, despite her own admission. While some users have expressed remorse for their previous comments about her, the Guardian reports that the spread of these theories has not stopped. The #Kategate hashtag saw a surge in mentions, reaching 400 at its peak.

BrandMentions, a social media monitoring company, noted that the number of mentions increased from the previous weekend. Conspiracy theories are popular across various platforms including X, Instagram, and Tik Tok. A video posted on Tik Tok was viewed 200 thousand times in just one day and claimed that the announcement made by the future British queen may have been manipulated with artificial intelligence. However, the BBC confirmed the authenticity of the footage and stated that Kate was filmed by a crew from the broadcaster.

Professor Quassim Cassam, an expert in conspiracy theories at the University of Warwick, explains how rumors can often be fueled by evidence that disproves them. He notes that conspiracy theories are resilient because evidence is seen as part of the conspiracy. Whitney Phillips, an expert on digital platforms and ethics at the University of Oregon agrees and adds that some individuals spread conspiracies for entertainment purposes without considering their impact on others involved.

Both experts believe that while Kate hoaxes may persist for now, new conspiracy theories will emerge on different topics eventually leading to their downfall as people move on to more pressing issues. It’s important to approach these rumors with skepticism and critical thinking rather than falling prey to them blindly.

In conclusion, while Kate Middleton’s tumor revelation sparked many conspiracy theories online despite her own admission; it is essential to approach them with caution and critical thinking rather than believing everything we read or hear online.

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