To go full meta here, is it possible the recent stir over 'conspiracy theories' is itself a conspiracy? If you were perpetrating a genuine conspiracy, you'd want people to disbelieve in conspiracies in general. So publicize the silliest one you can think of: Flat Earth. The Devil's greatest trick...Hmmm, so are we now a part of the conspiracy without realizing it? Snap!
Stritmatter did the same thing by just using the gematria of Ben Jonson's initials "B" and "I" on that title page, right? So the score so far on figuring out the true Shakespearean author on the basis of that page is de Vere 2, Bacon 1, if I have this right. This is sort of like de Vere being an imperial Roman (which the de Veres supposedly descended from) being helped by an important member of the imperial Roman court (Bacon as Josephus) with a commoner (Shakespeare) being given credit for the writing, just as fishermen, tax collectors, tentmakers, physicians, etc. were given credit for the New Testament.Look what Alexander Waugh teased out of Ben Johnson's intro:
"Ver had his wit, Ver writ his Booke."