Moving the goalposts: NFL scare reveals conspiracist playbook

February 04, 2023

Their refusal to accept Hamlin's apparent recovery demonstrates how those steeped in conspiracy theories often move the goalposts when confronted with information debunking their claims. – Fits a pattern –The far-fetched claims borrow from the playbook of other deep-set conspiracy theories, such as QAnon, which has gone global since the first posts by a fringe forum user known as "Q" in 2017. - Flooding the space -Hamlin's collapse on live television offered a supercharged opportunity for conspiracy theories to spread in the United States, as millions were tuned in. Body-double conspiracy theories have long targeted celebrities such as musicians Paul McCartney and Avril Lavigne. On TikTok, he replied to a video asking "where is Damar Hamlin?"