If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There’s a long history of people selling random pills, lotions, and gadgets that claim to cure all known diseases. One of the latest examples is mythical healing devices called “Med Beds.” In online conspiracy circles, videos discussing these devices weave together tales of aliens and secret government cover ups. But beyond the conspiracy theories are vulnerable people falling for unproven treatments or bogus medical devices.
The Internet has ushered in an era of information overload, but it comes at a cost and ‘the truth’ is more subjective and contested than ever before. In ‘Alternate Reality’, we examine corners of the internet where conspiracy theories about the world have started to have a real impact on society.
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