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 they can make it easier to identify patterns and trends. Just see our guides to the best infographics and the best infographic makers.

But the medium is often abused. We've seen plenty of examples of data being shoehorned into bizarre visual presentations merely for the sake of it, sometimes making it more difficult to interpret than if it had simply been presented in a list. However, the design below could be the worst infographic we've seen yet. Attempting to link every online conspiracy going into a 'map' of incoherence, if it succeeds in one thing, it's showing how ridiculous some of the theories are.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.