Birds Aren't Real

Birds Aren‘t Real is a movement that claims that all birds in the world were wiped out in the 1970s and have been replaced by surveillance devices in the form of drones. Allegedly, the extinc- tion of birds took place during the Nixon administration and since then millions of deceptively real robotic birds have populated the skies.
The satirical movement was founded by artist Peter McIndoe, who began distributing stickers with the words Birds Aren‘t Real in various cities across the USA in 2017. The idea behind it was to create an absurd conspiracy theory to point out the irrational aspects of many conspiracy theories and the uncritical acceptance of misinformation.