Nina Droff, edited by Laura Laplaud 07:45, February 03, 2023

Six out of ten young people think the Earth is flat, according to an Ifop poll.

A theory developed by conspirators that crystallizes an entire community on social networks.

In well-argued videos, accompanied by figures and graphs, they try to convince the population.

Are young people more and more conspiratorial?

According to an Ifop poll, conspiracy and scientific untruths are gaining ground among young people.

This survey estimates, for example, that six out of ten young people think that the Earth is flat.

A theory that makes some people jump but is also all the rage on the Internet.

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Well-argued videos

By searching on the web, it is very easy to find the content of these "platistes" as they call themselves.

Well argued videos, explaining with calculations, graphs why the Earth cannot be round.

On his Youtube channel "Very True Info", Mark Dan relays many "proofs" of his theory.

In one of his videos, viewed by thousands of people, he explains: "If the Earth were really a sphere, the oceans would have to be curved in some way to stick to all sides of a rapidly spinning ball suspended in the air. 'space. You just can't get water to behave that way."

"It's a conspiracy"

He's not the only one doing it.

The arguments are numerous and the theories very developed.

For them, gravity does not exist.

The Earth is a flat disc and the oceans are held back by a wall of ice that surrounds this disc.

A theory even relayed by stars, like NBA player Kyrie Irving, who has 18 million subscribers on Instagram.

"I did my own research. I find that we don't really have photos that prove that the Earth is round, so I come to believe that it's a conspiracy," he says.

The most surprising thing is that there is even a convention of flat-earners which is held every year in Dallas in the United States.