There are some government programs that are small, but make one yearn for the late Democratic Senator William Proxmire, and his Golden Fleece Award, given to the government agencies or programs which did the most to sheer tax-paying sheep.
On that note, what genius commissioned the official United States "Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation" page? Here you'll find, in vaguely worded prose with few or no supporting facts, the official government position explaining that the government did not, in fact, blow up the World Trade Center towers; that Neil Armstrong actually landed on the moon; and that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
The website is cheap. It looks like an advanced end product of the Geocities era, but it was created in the past year. I could have created a better site for the government on my own for two hundred dollars, and each of us would have felt we were suckering the other. God only knows what the government spent on this lameness.
But if I ran the office that created this site, I'd have put the kibosh on the entire idea: those who follow the conspiratorial, "secret history" view of life aren't going to a government website, because they know their IP addresses will be tracked and monitored and placed into a database. Hell, Popehat tracks your IP addresses and monitors them and puts them in a database, as the guy I banned this morning can now attest.
So the target audience is utterly unserved by this site. Nor will it believe a single word written at the site. The government would be better served by sending 9/11 doubters to Popular Mechanics, which wrote a better report of what actually happened on 9/11 than anything except for the one sent straight to the Illuminati themselves. Unlike the government, Popular Mechanics has some credibility. I daresay that this site will be taken, by those inclined to believe in the secret history, as further evidence of the coverup.
So why create it in the first place? I can only surmise that there is a conspiracy, deep within the government, to keep as many of its employees working as possible, and to expand the number of federal employees as rapidly as possible, by creating programs of dubious value which have surface appeal but in fact accomplish nothing.
"See? We gave you this wonderful conspiracy webpage! The staff and appropriations to America.gov must be expanded, so we can give you more!"
Of course this is only a lower-case conspiracy: The real, Capital-C Conspirators have better things to do than to insist they're innocent. They keep a low profile.
"Those who know, don't say. Those who say, don't know."
— Lao Tzu.