Bridge Collapse Incites Wave of Conspiracy Theories: Separating Fact from Fiction in the Aftermath of a Baltimore Tragedy

Conspiracy theories arise following collapse of Baltimore Bridge: Is this the start of World War III?

In the aftermath of a bridge collapse in Baltimore, which occurred just hours after a container ship struck it, conspiracy theories began to circulate about a deliberate attack, despite authorities finding no evidence of criminal activity. The Singapore-flagged ship struck a pier of the Francis Scott Key Bridge early Tuesday, causing it to collapse and leading to the disappearance of six workers who were repairing potholes on the bridge.

On social media platforms, various theories emerged implicating different groups such as terrorists or foreign agents in the supposed attack. Influencers like Andrew Tate and conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones added fuel to these speculations, suggesting cyber attacks and hinting at the possibility of a Third World War.

However, Singapore port authorities reported that the collapse was due to a “momentary loss of propulsion” of the ship as seen in video surveillance footage. Despite this explanation, rumors continued to circulate with some linking the incident to conflicts in Gaza or questioning diversity initiatives by companies.

Authorities reiterated that there was no indication of a terrorist attack. Baltimore police chief Richard Worley and Maryland Governor Wes Moore made this statement clear in an official press conference. However, despite their assurances, conspiracy theories continued to gain traction online with various interpretations being put forward by different individuals and groups.

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