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The viral conspiracy theory ‘map’ is the worst infographic I’ve ever seen

Infographics can be helpful. Honestly. Done well, they can present complex and dry data in a way that's accessible and even entertaining. They can make information quicker to digest and easier to spot patterns and trends. Just check out our guides to the best infographics and the best infographic makers.

But the medium is often abused. We've seen numerous examples of data being forced into bizarre visual displays for the sake of presentation, sometimes making it harder to interpret than if it were simply presented in a list. However, the following design might be the worst infographic we've seen yet. By attempting to tie every wild online conspiracy into a “map” of incoherence, it succeeds in one thing: showing how ridiculous many conspiracy theories are.