No Twitter, Marina Joyce Was Not Kidnapped By The Illuminati
29 July 2016, 11:08 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:36
There was a lot of wild speculation about what was happening with Marina Joyce this past week and among the somewhat reasonable concerns were some downright insane rumours. We went through and debunked some of the most dangerous rumours in a previous article, but today we thought we'd take a look at easily the silliest rumour of all: that Marina is somehow involved with the illuminati (a secret organisation at the heart of most conspiracy theories).
Within the next three hours I expect theories that Marina Joyce is being held captive by our shapeshifting reptilian illuminati overlords— The Golden God (@TheGoldenGodDR) July 27, 2016
That prediction actually turned out to be true, because this is the internet so of course it did:
just saw someone say the marina joyce thing is related to illuminati cloning. the internet is beautiful— space kitten (@p0xxy) July 26, 2016
Conspiracy YouTubers leapt on the chance to produce some top quality content about how Marina is quite clearly a part of the new world order. Some Twitter users took a playful swipe at people that were taking these theories seriously:
Fave new hobby: Marina Joyce conspiracy vids where they let slip about illuminati clones & show their Hillary tabs. pic.twitter.com/e2r04mpB1l— Amy Gray (@_AmyGray_) July 29, 2016
While others simply jokingly trolled:
Marina Joyce is dead and the person you see in interviews is a clone brought to you by the illuminati in a plot to take over people's minds— (@CodyDukWooMoore) July 28, 2016
And some were quite clearly a joke:
#savemarinajoyce— هارفي (@FauxArab) July 27, 2016
It all acts a reminder that while the internet can a great source of information, social media often really can't. Probably the biggest lesson we can all take away from the Marina Joyce drama is to be more skeptical about what we read online and not to just accept something as fact simply because someone tweets it with exciting language. You can read more about the Marina story by clicking right here.