As worldwide instant communication develops, many benefits accrue, but at the same time possibly more dangers arise. It now means any 'warped-minded' individual has instant access to the 'world' from his bedroom and can flaunt any theories he wishes, unproven or untested. There will always be the gullible who will then 'expand' the rubbish. Ah, progress!
about believing nonsense - it's open minded to question, certainly, and I always assume that intelligent people do that anyway.
Lots of people don't, it seems. They accept all kinds of loony theorising, and start believing because it's often more exciting to think that dark forces are at work. Why believe that the twin towers collapsed because large passenger jets were flown into them when you can just as easily imagine that something even more sinister was at work?
"Look at the way the towers collapsed vertically. Jet fuel wouldn't generate enough to heat to melt steel. Only controlled explosions can do that." The rest of the party, not being structural engineers (for whom there is nothing mysterious about the collapse of the towers) pricked up their ears. "You're right," they said. "It did seem strange…"
That's how it works, and there's nothing whatever open-minded and non-blinkered about it - it's just gullible people not bothering to think for themselves, or not being capable of doing so.