Phil 12.10.2021

Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory.

  • Most Birds Aren’t Real members, many of whom are part of an on-the-ground activism network called the Bird Brigade, grew up in a world overrun with misinformation. Some have relatives who have fallen victim to conspiracy theories. So for members of Gen Z, the movement has become a way to collectively grapple with those experiences. By cosplaying conspiracy theorists, they have found community and kinship, Mr. McIndoe said.


  • Submit paper! DONE!
  • Good chat with Aaron about what to focus on next year