Deep Dives 19 | Confirmed Conspiracy Theories | 200 HIVE in Prizes

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Deep Dives 19 - Confirmed Conspiracy Theories

Recently, @deepdives and some members of the community have faced criticism surrounding the promotion of "conspiracy theories" on Hive. At the same time, there has been vocal displeasure about the prevalence of conspiracies on Hive's trending page and some sense of frustration towards the pervasiveness of "conspiracy theories" in popular culture.

In some cases, spam bots have been deployed to harass, ridicule and provoke members who promote unconventional or noncomformist viewpoints claiming that members of the #deepdives community engage in -

"spreading dangerous misinformation"

adding that one should

"do your own research from legit, reputable sources.

A perplexing statement as no specific examples of misinformation were provided, nor were any attempts made to refute author assertions, nor were any "reputable sources" identified. These claims were simply blanket ad hominem and completely groundless.

The irony of these claims is that from the beginning @deepdives and the #deepdives community have been dedicated to supporting independent journalism and hosting regular research challenges that require stringent sourcing of material from participants in our research challenges.

This community account, has and will continue to support fringe and unconventional reporting. This doesn't mean that we condone or approve of every post in this genre. We simply support the right to free speech and will not be intimidated into submission to conformist ideology.

The great Irish playwright Oscar Wilde once mused that:

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

An oft repeated gripe about so-called 'conspiracy theories' and 'conspiracy theorists' is that their claims are unsubstantiated and are complete non-sense devoid of facts.

While it is true that there are numerous conspiracy theories that permeate the internet on every subject imaginable, there are also numerous conspiracy theories that have turned out to be genuine and supported by the historical record.

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Definition of Conspiracy Theory:

  • A theory seeking to explain a disputed case or matter as a plot by a secret group or alliance rather than an individual or isolated act.

  • A hypothesis alleging that the members of a coordinated group are, and/or were, secretly working together to commit illegal or wrongful actions including attempting to hide the existence of the group and its activities. In notable cases the hypothesis contradicts the mainstream explanation for historical or current events.

  • Hypothetical speculation that is untrue or outlandish.

Some prominent members of the greater community believe that the vast majority of "conspiracy theories" belong to the latter of the definitions provided. Yet, there are numerous examples of actual conspiracies that have significant documented evidence in support. It takes considerable time and dedication to sort the wheat from the chaff. Oftentimes, many dismiss conspiracy theories without doing much research at all and certain topics are dismissed off hand.

Where is the evidence?

Carl Sagan's famous quote that -

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence

is true indeed and is not in dispute.

Challenge... accepted :)

This is the type of challenge that the #deepdives community was built for. Instead of making enemies maybe we can open a few minds, turn a few heads and engage with our blockchain brethren who may not appreciate the finer points of 'conspiracy theory'.

At the end of the day, we may not convert anyone to our way of thinking but it is the goal of this challenge to highlight the critical importance of challenging the status quo, the gatekeepers of our world, the narrative writers and the hidden hand influencing and affecting our lives.

To our friends that this community's output has offended - @mobbs, @acidyo, @lordbutterfly, and anyone else who may be dismayed by the presence of conspiracies on our platform:

We welcome your comments and input. We invite you to participate and engage with or in the challenge if it appeals to you. We welcome non-community members to engage in civil discourse, rebuttals, lively discussion or even counter-posts to make things interesting.

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Proven Conspiracies - Open Archive Challenge

This is a unique edition of Deep Dives and we're excited to host this 19th research challenge.

In this edition, we call on community members and non-members to dig up evidence/proof/documentation on events that turned out to validate or legitimate conspiracy theories.

As stated above, *extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof*. Therefore, we ask that participants provide as much documented evidence as necessary to bolster their chosen topic.

Don't know where to start?

Here are some topics have potential for a deep dive investigation or that might be worth exploring:

  • The Bay of Tonkin Incident that Officially launched US War in Vietnam
  • Operation Northwoods
  • CIA Mind Control MK Ultra
  • MK Ultra LSD experiments
  • US government research into UFOs
  • Big Tobacco Covered up Evidence that Smoking was Deadly
  • Operation Mockingbird - CIA infiltration of US media
  • Operation Paper Clip - The USG hired Nazi Scientists after WWII
  • The CIA Developed a Heart Attack Gun
  • NSA Domestic Spying Program on US Citizens
  • Cancer Causing Polio Vaccine (???)
  • Operation Popeye - US Weather Manipulation
  • Operation Stargate - Remote Viewing
  • Gulf War 1 - "Nayirah" - Propaganda Testimony by (Saudi Ambassador's Daughter)
  • The Franklin Scandal
  • CIA located Bin Laden through Fake Vaccine Program and DNA Testing
  • The Manhattan Project
  • The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
  • The Iran-Contra Affair
  • CIA Drug Trafficking in US funding the Nicaraguan Contras
  • Operation Ajax
  • Operation Gladio
  • Karen Silkwood - Nuclear Industry Whistleblower
  • CIA Drug Smuggling in Mena Arkansas
  • Jimmy Savile
  • Watergate
  • The Modern Surveillance State
  • Social Credit Systems
  • The Assassination of JFK
  • The Assassination of MLK
  • The Assassination of RFK
  • The Assassination of Malcom X

Always Exercise Caution

When engaging in research of government websites, intelligence agencies and whistleblower sites, such as Wikileaks, we strongly urge you to take all necessary precautions.

We recommend that you take the time to properly explore available privacy tools and VPNs.

Check out our Resources for Researchers post for tips on protecting yourself online and resources for diggers.

The Confirmed Conspiracy Challenge

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  • Search the archives and the historical record making use of #DeepDives own - Resources for Researchers
  • Build a post around your findings
  • Provide additional sources to make your case and strengthen your position
  • Explain the significance and why it’s an important information that should be communicated to the public.


  • Help spread the word, reblog this post
  • Limited to 2 contest entries per account
  • Submissions must be made in a separate post (not in the comments)
  • You may leave a link to your entry in the comments below
  • Submissions must be posted before the deadline
    (UTC - Monday, September 7, 2020, UTC 11.59.00PM)
  • Please make sure to post or cross-post to the “deep dives community" page
  • Indicate that your post is a DD19 entree in the title of your post (so we don't miss it)
  • Your entry must include references to a document/documents found in a publicly available archive
  • Provide a link to the specific document or page
  • Make an attempt to keep your post concise and to the point

  • Please, do not plagiarize the work of others


The Winning Post Should

  • Meet the rules criteria

  • Well researched

  • Fully sourced

  • Clearly presented

  • Significance should be clearly articulated

  • 3 Outstanding contributions will be acknowledged

  • *Winners will be announced within a week of the submission deadline


1st Prize = 100 Hive

2nd Prize = 60 Hive

3rd Prize = 40 Hive

  • The current prize pool is 200 Hive to be divided between the top 3 submissions.
  • Example: 100 Hive – 1st place = 50% // 2nd = 30% // 3rd = 20%
  • Liquid HIVE (or HBD) earned by the original contest post may be added to the prize pool
  • Bonus @v4vapid & @ausbitbank upvotes and reblogs for exceptional and/or original contributions
  • Winning posts will be Pinned and Featured on the Deep Dives Community page
  • HP earned from challenge announcements and the winner’s announcements will go to the community account @deepdives

  • Contributions

    Those that do not ‘win’ should not view their work and efforts as being wasted. All submissions are valuable and will be contributing to building a body of research on the blockchain. We hope that contributors support each other’s efforts wherever possible whether by sharing tips, links or through constructive feedback to their fellow researchers.

    Good luck and happy digging!

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