April 16, 2010

Obama to Deploy Troops to End Democracy!

Or something like that has gone viral on twitter. Only, the whole thing is a hoax.

Hey, nutjobs: I heard the same thing in 2000, and in 2004, and in 2008.

I'm sure this particular urban myth has been around much longer than that but if you get a viral email along these lines just pay it no attention. The conspiracy nuts work over time to find each and every unrelated factoid in order to weave together a complicated narrative of hidden powers out to get us.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:25 PM | Comments |