United States Secret Service #BigRedDetail is about Santa

Mick West

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Every year Norad "tracks" Santa on his journey from the North pole to deliver presents. The US Secret Service gets in on the fun, like on Facebook:

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So it was fairly clear what they were talking about on Twitter:
Source: https://twitter.com/SecretService/status/1341457389225164800


However #BigRedDetail was a bit ambiguous for many people and it quickly became folded into QAnon style predictions, as seen in the replies to the SS tweet, and in various other independent tweets.
Source: https://twitter.com/KcRated/status/1341479627529711616


Even thinking it might be a reference to Trump's tie!
Source: https://twitter.com/kindamuslim/status/1341545115811274752


A minor blip, but it just shows how easy it is to leverage the wishful thinking and distorted world-views of a portion of conspiracy theorists.
 
Totally true. No matter what words or phrases any government agency says / writes, conspiracy theorists will seek to twist them until it makes sense to them and them theories. The phenomenon of chronic apophenia that these people experience will continue to do its job ;)
 
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