Conspiracy theories run rampant after Baltimore bridge collapse linked to supposed terrorist attack

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

A bridge in Baltimore collapsed after a container ship hit it, causing six workers who were repairing potholes to go missing and presumed dead. The Singapore-flagged ship struck a pier of the Francis Scott Key Bridge early Tuesday. Despite authorities finding no evidence of criminal activity, conspiracy theories began to circulate on social media platforms, implicating different groups such as terrorists or foreign agents in the supposed attack. Influencers like Andrew Tate and conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones also 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 and urged people to stop spreading false information about the incident.

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