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?"