Less than a week after the fist report of the deadly swine flu outbreak in Mexico, the Conspiracy Theory has gone viral too and is spreading over the Internet much faster than the H1N1 around the world.
The way the official Health Services communicate and how the information is then relayed in mainstream media do not help hindering the propagation of bioterrorism or biological warfare rumors.
Journalists are using complex medical or genetical terminology without enough explanation, while some of these informations can only be understood by virologists or physicians.
Confronted with such an overwhelming mass of contradictory messages, the natural tendancy is to adhere to the first story that seems coherent. And Conspiracy storytellers are masters in the art of building coherent fables.Read more »