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In all seriousness, no. That observation is based on how, more often now than ever before, people are rejecting any sources that they don't agree with, no matter how reputable it is. That's because the Internet and social media are allowing all sorts of crackpot and conspiracy theories to be available and cited online. And because of confirmation bias, the people who genuinely believe those theories will hold it up as the best source and reject anything that says otherwise, no matter how trustworthy they may be.

Essentially conspiracy theorists are flooding the Internet, as well as politics of various countries, most notably the United States. Wikipedia sums up this way of thinking pretty well: "Conspiracy theories resist falsification and are reinforced by circular reasoning: both evidence against the conspiracy and an absence of evidence for it are re-interpreted as evidence of its truth, whereby the conspiracy becomes a matter of faith rather than something that can be proved or disproved."

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