Birds Are Government Spy Drones? Elon Musk Reacts To Conspiracy Theory

Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk posted his thoughts about conspiracy theories about birds allegedly being government spy drones. 

What Happened: Musk, on Thursday, took to Twitter to express his views on a conspiracy theory asserting that birds aren’t genuine creatures but instead government drones deployed for public surveillance.

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The unsupported claim has sparked lively discussions among U.S. citizens.

Musk, while sharing a picture of a bird, along with the words, “Birds are your friends and harmless…There is no need to be alarmed or to watch your words when in range of a cute nice fluffy bird," said the theory is false. 

"This conspiracy theory that birds are actually government spy drones is … totally false," he tweeted.

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According to the ‘Birds Aren’t Real’ movement, there is an unsupported claim that the CIA conducted an operation between 1959 and 1971, which supposedly entailed the systematic eradication of all avian species in the country. The birds were then purportedly replaced by surveillance drones capable of recharging themselves on power lines.

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Peter McIndoe, the founder of the ‘Birds Aren’t Real’ movement, in an interview with CBS News ’60 Minutes,’ last month, admitted that the movement initially began as a joke aimed at highlighting the rapid dissemination of misinformation.

"It’s taking this concept of misinformation and almost building a little safe space to come together within it and laugh at it, rather than be scared by it. And accept the lunacy of it all and be a bird truther for a moment in time when everything’s so crazy,” he said.

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