Invent a conspiracy theory in your mind, have a google search, and you’ll probably find somebody else asserting the theory. The growth of platforms like YouTube and conspiracy theorist communities like those seen on the website of David Icke has all but ensured that the internet and crackpot conspiracy theories go hand in hand. For every semi-plausible conspiracy theory on the internet there are probably at least one hundred that you’d need to be brain dead to believe.
But conspiracy theories aren’t a new phenomenon, in fact some of the Internets popular conspiracy theories actually predate the internet, one such example is the ‘Paul Is Dead’ conspiracy theory which says that Paul McCartney of The Beatles had actually died in a car crash in 1967 and was replaced by a much less talented lookalike by the bands record label, so determined where they to ensure that the band kept generating big money. There are several documentaries which put forward this theory, The Winged Beatle is one of them. It just appeared on YouTube one day in 2010.
Controversial British academic Nicholas Kollerstrom, Ph.D., who has previously claimed that the 7/7 London Bombings were a false flag operation, self-published a book in 2015 which asserted that Paul McCartney died in a car crash in 1966. The Life and Death of Paul McCartney 1942 – 1966: A very English Mystery is available in paperback only (not currently available on kindle).