You may have read about the Alex Jones 9/11 Truthers (AJTs), and how they distort history for fun and profit: ( 9/11 was an Inside Job ! The Zionists Are Coming ! Bilderbergers Make Blood Sacrifices to Moloch ! Homeland Security is Setting Up Concentration Camps ! )
The name of the game for AJTs is to get you to click on the links to their hair-raising stories .
Once you do so, your Internet ID - in the form of a "cookie" , registers (more or less permanently) on their visitor stats, where it may be "harvested" by the site owner, and sold to those lovable folks: the Spammers.
In addition, while you are on the AJT site, you may be attracted by one of the ads - of which there are plenty. This results in additional revenue to the AJT site owner,and might result in you making a purchase from one of the AJT affiliates , or signing up for one of their multitudinous "get-rich-quick" programs....which typically leave the eager investor holding the short end of a very expensive stick.
The Internet is proving a virtual goldmine for the AJT crowd as its smarter charlatans post their garbage on discussion sites, and exasperate the participants into clicking on their links and reading their nonsense in an effort to prove them wrong.
My advice is simple : The next time you see an AJT story on your discussion board, ignore it !
Things that sound too good or too bad to be true are almost always false.
The Alex Jones 9/11 Truthers chuckle all the way to the bank every time we forget this .
(If you really enjoy getting email from Nigerian scammers, purveyors of worthless stock,and people who want to sell you "performance enhancing" drugs, forget I said anything ! )