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Rising gas prices spark bizarre conspiracy about Biden and EVs

Okay, who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory? The Earth is actually flat, COVID-19’s nothing but a hoax, we never landed on the Moon, and the Lizard People are controlling us.

But did you know that the soaring gas prices in the US aren’t the result of the Ukraine war and the sanctions against Russia?

Well, now you do thanks to our fellow conspiracy theorists, who believe that the Biden administration is using the war as a pretext to intentionally drive gas prices up. Why, you ask? To make you buy an EV, of course.

Let’s take a look at what’s swirling around in social media.

“$6.00 a gallon gas is how you get people to buy electric cars,” claims one popular meme, shared thousands of times across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.