Truth is subjective and therefor objective truth is infinite. As a result it will always be “dark”, simply because we can not see it all.
The risk of conspiracy theories is the undermining of ability to judge reality within the listener. It is achieved in various manners but information overload, emotional manipulation and semantic attribution are key.
We are able to see this in a selection of recently new terms that arouse conspiracy theories : “fake news”, “5G”, “corona-virus” and other long standing ones.
this tr-fecta is based on Ariosto’s model of persuasion where the semantics is crucial as it undermines the listeners ethos (values and existing opinions) and gives way to a blank canvas ready to receive a biased and undermining message.
Therefor conspiracy theories are pure B.S. not because they a lie but because they do not enable the listener to make either a logical or emotional decision based on their own values in a clear and controllable way.
As for “5G” the discussion should be on “extremely high frequency (EHF) wavebands”. are they safe? well most likely they can do very good and very bad things (advanced physics… you know). the reason “5G” is BS is that it is just one application of EHF. some communication satellites and aerial vehicles use it as well - meaning IF someone can kill you with a 5G it is just another vector of death. I don’t know if that is comforting but you can also consider that a nuclear warhead is probably directed towards an urban center in your proximity.
So to sum it up, people are vermin and if someone tells you something they have a deep vested interest. mine is that I think we can and should use technology for the benefit of the world and humanity. the bad will be there regardless so I would rather people just accept the now and focus on their own now hooo and remember deep breaths.