Interest in the ‘Flat Earth’ movement exploded in 2017 with a 90% spike in Google searches

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5128047/flat-earth-movement-google-search-2017-latest/

SUPPORT for the Flat Earth movement has been exploding in popularity with millions believing NASA is trying to dupe us about the shape of our planet.

Google Trends data reveals searches for “flat earth” in the past two years has tripled with a 90 percent surge in interest in the cranky conspiracy theory.

5 thoughts on “Interest in the ‘Flat Earth’ movement exploded in 2017 with a 90% spike in Google searches

  1. Philippe December 13, 2017 at 11:42 pm Reply

    Together we stand!

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  2. MrScience December 18, 2017 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Philippe – Not really… People are just curious why individuals with otherwise normal working brains can come up with some of the funniest material on the internet… keep at it… this stuff is gold!

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    • jwlpeace December 20, 2017 at 5:49 pm Reply

      Go Away

      • Philippe December 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm

        The reality is that everyday when I walk my dogs I can observe Santa Barbara Island 43 miles away a fact that cannot be debunked as proof of a flat plane.

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  3. EvidencePlease December 21, 2017 at 4:36 am Reply

    Google Trends data reveals searches for “Sexual harassment” in the past year has risen dramatically, with about a 1400 percent surge in interest in the topic.

    Therefore, according to the claim above, it should be equally reasonable to state:
    ‘SUPPORT for ”Sexual harassment” has been exploding in popularity.’

    This is of course absurd, as interest cannot be equated with support like the above posting says. A search doesn’t include why it is happening, or the personal thoughts of the searcher; only that the topic is being searched.

    Evidence matters.

    Thx,

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