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The Shocking Truth of Flat Earth’s Lost History and How Tech Giants, like Google and TikTok, Hide What Content You Consume

Learn how the Elite hides the truth of the earth’s shape — even if you’ll never glimpse the earth’s edges with your own eyes.

Alex Bentley
6 min readApr 12, 2022

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Image courtesy The Daily Beast

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’d become a Flat Earther. But life sometimes takes you through unexpected twists and turns.

Into uncharted icy waters.

So, there I was, one dark night well past midnight, staring at the glow of my MacBook Pro. As I scrolled through YouTube, a video popped into my feed about the lost history of the flat earth.

Intrigued, I clicked on it and watched it for 5 hours straight. The more I watched, the more convinced I became that the earth is indeed flat.

But before I got lost in the madness of this fringe theory about the correct shape of the earth, I wanted to run it by one of my buddies.

So, one afternoon, as my friend Mark and I sat around the living room of my parent’s 12-room mansion, I quizzed him.

“I got a question for you,” I said.

“What is it?” he mumbled, snacking on a Strawberry Pop-Tart.

“Okay, here it is.” I paused for effect. “What shape is the earth?”

He stared at me, dumbfounded. Like I was asking a trick question.

“It’s round,” he finally said, after what felt like an eternity of silence. Crumbs hanging at the edge of his mouth.

“Wrong!” I yelled, leaping to my feet. “It’s flat! The earth is flat!”

“No, it’s not,” he said calmly. “The earth is a globe.”

“No, no, no!” I insisted. “You’re wrong! The earth is flat!”

He shot me a genuine look of concern, then asked, “Man, what have you been smokin’?”

“Here, let me show you something!” I blurted out, excited.

I quickly pulled out my laptop from my backpack and typed in the search term “the lost history of the flat earth” into YouTube.

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Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.