‘It’s population control!’ 5 Ebola conspiracy theories debunked


With Ebola hitting U.S. soil and the entire world on edge regarding this horrific and debilitating disease, it’s important for Americans to have an understanding of what is real and what is not regarding so many of the hoaxes, conspiracy theories and outright lies being spread about this virus. Conspiracy theories have been running amok as of late, with social media being overrun with “The Truth About Ebola” videos and news links that proport to have “evidence” of a government conspiracy to engineer and use the disease for everything from pharmaceutical profits to ethnic cleansing to population control to the implementation of martial law.

So here are five of the most popular Ebola conspiracy theories that you’re likely to run across on Facebook and Twitter — and a little bit of fact-checking to help you navigate between the real and the sensationalized.

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