There recently was a Meta Q&A where a discrepancy in the handling of so called "tin-foil hatted" answers was brought up, i.e. answers which claim that e.g. the NSA can break AES easily or answers that the NSA is behind a certain weak cryptography standard.
This Q&A has shown that even within the mod team there's no clear consensus on how to handle them precisely, so we'd like to ask you, the community, for guidance on how you want such answers treated.
The different approaches will be provided as answers. Please upvote an answer if you feel like this is a good way to handle things, down-vote if you don't like this approach and don't vote on it if you feel neutral.
After 14 days, that is on the 5th of april 2018, we will consider the answer with the most upvotes our official policy on this matter.
As of now, the highest-voted answer is our current policy in these matters. However it will not be applied retro-actively.