The viral French film promoting the Covid-19 conspiracy theory


Released online earlier this month, Hold-Up is a French pseudo-documentary which promotes the conspiracy theory that Covid-19 was created in a plot by a group of powerful individuals to reshape the world in their interests. Despite the absurdity of the idea, and its inability to produce evidence to support its case, the film attracted an audience of more than three million in the first week of its appearance. Lucie Delaporte reports on an exercise in manipulation of the gullible.   

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Presented as a documentary and available online, Hold-Up is a French film plugging the conspiracy theory that the Covid-19 pandemic was created by powerful individuals to serve their interests, in a "Great Reset" of a mysterious kind.