2. The False Memory Theory

Many psychologists believe the Mandela Effect happens when a collective error in memory becomes widespread and is eventually accepted as true. With the proliferation of the internet, it has gotten much easier to share false information and insert it into the memory banks of many people as true; it grows in acceptance until enough people believe the false version that it becomes hard to distinguish between the real truth and fiction.

False Memory Theory

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