As its the only deceitful way they can continue to deceive,
hollywood.nasa,navy, news groups ect.
like you don't know already jed. they have control of the mod gods internet tools
the rainbow groups.
I guess if the etc covers enough groups, and if you feel this global conspiracy has power over all communications, nothing anyone says would change your views about deception?
Myself, I don't start off assuming people are deceitful until they show it through the details of what they say - like most of the anti-vax stuff here which is, when you look at it carefully, clearly distorted or just false.
Governments and companies do have secrets. What distinguishes robust democracies from those that are not is that democracies have a free press willing to go after anyone with secrets and expose them, if they are deceitful.
In the US the press are free, and the Courts support them pretty well. The worry I have is that independent investigative journalism seems to be partly replaced by biased people on talk shows who traffic opinion and conspiracy theories not facts. And any free Press is being replaced by stuff in people's social media feed which is the worst of the worst - even when it is not being deliberately manipulated by anti-democratic foreign actors. If 80% of the population don't care about the independent journalism and juts look to their social media and talk shows for news we are all lost.
That is the way it seems to me from the UK.