Kate and Aznar, two conspiracies

Handling two simultaneous conspiracy theories torments any algorithm.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
11 March 2024 Monday 05:06
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Kate and Aznar, two conspiracies

Handling two simultaneous conspiracy theories torments any algorithm. One of them has a quick resolution. The photo of Kate Middleton with her children taken by Prince William was doctored. International agencies remove her from the databases and the "missing" Kate becomes Instagram stories and tweets to launch a laconic mea culpa. Stuff from amateur photographers. "Occasionally I experiment with editing". "C." apologizes for "any confusion the family photograph may have caused". Six million views in two hours.

According to @chrisshipitv - ITV's expert on British royals -, the photo fueled the unknowns about the state of health of the Princess of Wales. "Now we have a new round of conspiracy theories and, perhaps worse, a widespread mockery of the palace and a serious problem of trust in the information it provides." @erregina identifies up to 17 “oddities” in the photo and a troll @Emmm_mmm has more than 4,000 likes with his theories: “Kate left William for something he did. She doesn't cooperate with the palace, she refuses to work and that's why William has resorted to retouching her image in photographs." Fighting online scams is mission impossible. The challenge is to minimize its effects. The princess's confession is unusual among royalty even if it clashes with the silence on her surgery and recovery.

We have been dragging the other conspiracy theory for 20 years and some of the protagonists are not ready to let it die. There is no assumption of blame that counts. The victims of the 11-M attacks were from Al-Qaida - experts, police, judges say so - and they continue to be from politico-media interests that insist on maintaining doubts about authorship of the attack José María Aznar is trending again, like every 11-M, now justifying himself in a round anniversary: ​​"No official document ever reached the hands of the government that definitively ruled out the authorship of the Etara and affirmed without hesitation the jihadist responsibility" .

With this statement distributed through the FAES, he criticizes that "controversy prevails over the institutional; the spirit of division over concord; and lying manipulation on rigorous criticism”. Let's position ourselves: Left-left, right-right... @RodolfoIrago draws conclusions: "The Aznar government had just lied about the Prestige, the Iak-42 and the war in Iraq. On 11-M, Aznar reached the height of his indignity and decided to lie until the elections". He lost. And here it continues.