Well, that didn’t talk long. The bodies from the Maryville shooting weren’t even cold before the conspiracy-totting ghouls were crying “false-flag!”
The conspiracy nutters are latching onto the Google date after searching for the news, since Google produced the date from the previous day:
That’s some solid evidence right there. For their next trick, they’re going to use Bing to prove Maryville doesn’t exist and it’s all just a concoction of the Federal Government, as sophistry knows no boundaries.
I know it’s going to surprise everyone here, but Google is occasionally wrong. Anyone familiar with a foreign language (and I’m familiar with no fewer than 4) knows you can’t trust Google Translate for anything more than basic greetings and conversation starters; why should the search engine be any more reliable? As Snopes explained when the Sandy Hook hoaxer/truthers dragged the Internet into their fit of madness, “Google search result entries are imprecise and do not always accurately reflect the dates on which the referenced material first appeared on the web.”
But no, no, Google is perfect and it’d never be wrong. Never ever; it’s an infallible source of information run by an omniscient Seed AI.
The same nutball site that made the “groundbreaking discovery” Google is sometimes wrong also reminded the world that there was a “controversial gun control measure on the ballot in Washington state to be voted on in less than 2 weeks” and that “a high school around 65 miles north of Marysville held an active shooter exercise involving multiple agencies yesterday [October 23] as well.”
I can’t begin to fathom why a high school would have an “active shooter” exercise in America. It’s almost like active school shootings never happen here.
And why is it so significant that it’s 65 miles to the north? Where’s the cut off point — at what point does it not matter whether a school is holding a drill? Is it 180 miles to the north? The next state over? New Hampshire? Maine? London? Tibet? Mars?
And regarding the “controversial gun control measure:”
I’m voting “coincidence,” but my head isn’t permanently lodged in an alternate reality where up is down. Why is 2 weeks so significant? Would it be the same if it was 3 weeks? 3 months? 3 years? Whether it’s 65 miles or 2 weeks, these numbers get branded about to lend a false sobriety to the claims and make them appear more legit. It’s numerology, played on the bodies of dead teenagers.
Of course, these sorts of idiotic memes spread like wildfire across places like Twitter:
If you live in the United States, remember to get out there and vote in November. These people certainly will.