The order is basically involved in every relevant occurrence that happens all over the world. It has so many tentacles spread in every corner of the planet because the monitoring of all activities must be tight in order to be able to decide if any kind of actions need to be taken to make sure that everything goes according to the plans of the order.
All the other “secret societies” are nothing but a hoax that has been created by the media. It does make sense that curiosity would lead to such fictional fabrications but the ones that are really calling the shots are doing this for the benefit of the world and with truly positive goals in mind. The actions taken by the order might be considered extreme in some cases but drastic measures need to be taken in many situations to restore order and this is just unavoidable.