I was at first disappointed that I raised free thinkers that question the mainstream narratives (often referred to as conspiracy theorists). I thought I had taught them decent critical thinking skills and the importance of objectivity. Chess demonstrates the evaluation of the facts has to be done without a preconceived notion of outcome. I made sure they could play chess and play well. I also made a big deal about the scientific method.
So when they come at me with their alternative interpretation of the mainstream media, I am taken aback, but facts are facts even if you call them “conspiracy theories”. https://bestlifeonline.com/true-conspiracy-theories/