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Like many of the highly speculative ideas that swirl around on the internet, there is a kernel of truth to the notion that the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) latest annual theme, The Great Reset, is worrying – as mentioned by Dr Liz Elliot (Letters, 3 February). Anything the WEF does, should, of course, be heavily scrutinised. Dangerous ideas do indeed lurk within.

However, it’s problematic to casually glide over the fact that The Great Reset has also become the poster child for absurd, social-media-fuelled fantasies. And doing so arguably does a disservice to those of us who truly wish to take well-considered action and hold the WEF to account.

When un-proveable nonsense enters the mix, as it has done with The Great Reset becoming the conspiracy of all conspiracies, it muddies the waters and dilutes the potency of any reasonable critique. No doubt, this is just the way many evil-doers at Davos would prefer it.

If you don’t call out people’s misguided and preposterous opinions, and if you provide a platform for contrarians who simply stir the soup with their make-believe views, then you might consider the overall harm you are doing to the very causes which you profess to care for.

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