Students are poking fun at conspiracy theories like QAnon that emerged during the Donald Trump presidency by launching a similar movement called “Birds Aren’t Real.”
This week, a crowd gathered in Downtown Springfield, Missouri to attend the “Birds Aren’t Real” rally.
According to Peter Mcindoe, with the “Birds Aren’t Real” movement, all birds in the United States were killed by the government and replaced by federal drones.
“What makes me think that? I think the evidence is all around us, birds sit on power lines, we believe they’re charging on power lines, we believe that bird poop on cars is liquid tracking apparatus.”
The movement – which has been fueled by online chatter as well as mysterious fliers posted in cities across the U.S. – is currently on tour, and Springfield was its first stop. It has gained a large fanbase with over 360,000 Reddit subscribers.
Birds Aren’t Real relies on internet-fueled guerilla marketing to spread a silly message. Followers are trolling Trump followers who subscribe to the QAnon conspiracy theory that went mainstream in the Trump era.
Watch the video of the rally via KOLR TV.