Bridge Collapse in Baltimore Fuels Conspiracy Theories, Even in the Face of Evidence

Conspiracy theories arise following collapse of Baltimore Bridge: Is this the start of World War III?

In the aftermath of a bridge collapse in Baltimore, which occurred when a container ship struck a pier of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, conspiracy theories began to emerge on social media platforms. Despite authorities finding no evidence of criminal activity, various groups and individuals suggested different theories, including terrorists or foreign agents being involved.

Andrew Tate, an influencer, and Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist, were among those who added fuel to these speculations. They suggested cyber attacks and hinted at the possibility of a Third World War. However, Singapore port authorities reported that the collapse was due to a “momentary loss of propulsion” of the ship as seen in video surveillance footage.

Despite this explanation, rumors continued to circulate online. Some linked the incident to conflicts in Gaza or questioned diversity initiatives by companies. Despite assurances from Baltimore police chief Richard Worley and Maryland Governor Wes Moore that there was no indication of a terrorist attack, conspiracy theories continued to gain traction online with various interpretations being put forward by different individuals and groups.

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