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Conspiracy Theories

  1. conspiracy theories
    Sharks Are Back. Suspicious!It must be nearly 9/11 o’clock, because sharks are back in the news.
  2. arizona election audit
    The Arizona Election Audit Is Somehow Getting Even More Distant From RealityNow the Arizona state senators who are the ringmasters of this wild circus are threatening their fellow Republican county supervisors with jail time.
  3. crime
    The Roger Stone Acolyte Who Trolled Staten Island PoliticsEccentric lawyer Richard Luthmann was a staple on the Staten Island political scene. Then the fake Facebook posts began.
  4. extremism
    You Cannot Reason With the GOP’s ConspiracistsThe conservative fever Barack Obama thought might soon break is now instilling systemic belief in conspiracies on the right.
  5. extremism
    Conspiracy Theorist Ron Johnson the New Model for Swing State GOP SenatorsSenators from battleground states used to be mostly moderates. Johnson has gone sharply the other way, making wild claims about the Capitol riot.
  6. capitol riot
    QAnon and the Bright Rise of BeliefJanuary 6 was a terrifying day in history, not least because it felt like witnessing the birth of a religion.
  7. early and often
    Lindsey Graham Pressured Georgia Secretary of State to Toss Legal BallotsSecretary of State Brad Raffensperger says he’s alarmed by the efforts of Graham and other Trump allies to challenge Biden’s victory in Georgia.
  8. satire
    All the Surprise Guests Trump May Bring to Thursday’s DebateNo one loves televised surprises more than President Trump. Here’s who he might invite to the debate to mess with Biden on Thursday night.
  9. qanon
    Facebook Bans QAnon Accounts Across All Its PlatformsThe platform’s major step comes on the heels of a decision this summer to remove all Q-related groups discussing “potential violence.”
  10. politics
    17 Republicans Refuse to Condemn QAnon in House VoteThey did so even after a Democratic colleague was targeted with death threats by the conspiracy’s followers a few days earlier.
  11. presidential debate
    Trump’s Conspiracy-Theory Shorthand Limits His Audience to True BelieversIn the debate and on the campaign trail, Trump constantly alludes to conservative myths that probably sound like gibberish to the uninitiated.
  12. politics
    QAnon Goes to WashingtonTwenty-four followers of the grotesque conspiracy theory are running for Congress in November. Where does this end?
  13. qanon
    QAnon Is Madness. But Believing In It Can Be Rational.For those who lack the resources to understand or influence political reality, conspiracy theories are more useful than the truth.
  14. misinformation
    Trump Aide Michael Caputo Takes Leave of Absence After Facebook RantThe former Trump campaign official baselessly accused CDC scientists of “sedition.”
  15. qanon
    QAnon Groups on Facebook Reportedly Have Millions of MembersThe top ten groups have more than 1 million combined members, a sign of the increasing popularity of the far-right conspiracy.
  16. coronavirus
    Twitter, Facebook Delete Video Trump Tweeted Over COVID-19 MisinformationThe video, in which doctors decry masks and call hydroxychloroquine a COVID-19 cure, had millions of views and a Trump retweet before it was removed.
  17. the media
    Sinclair Pulls Segment Sharing Anti-Fauci COVID-19 Conspiracy TheoryThe company defended its right to share the baseless conspiracy theory on dozens of local TV stations, but eventually caved amid the blowback.
  18. conspiracy theories
    Twitter Bans Thousands of QAnon AccountsThe platform will suspend accounts pushing the conspiracy theory, along with other measures meant to limit its spread.
  19. donald trump
    Husband of Late Scarborough Staffer Asks Twitter to Delete Trump ConspiracyIn a letter to Jack Dorsey, Timothy J. Klausutis writes that Trump has “perverted” his wife’s memory for “perceived political gain.”
  20. qanon
    QAnon Supporter Wins Republican Senate Primary in OregonJo Rae Perkins, an insurance agent in Oregon, became the first advocate for the sweeping conspiracy theory to win a GOP nomination for the Senate.
  21. trump rally
    Trump Enters Full Conspiracist Mode at Colorado Springs RallyThe president appeared to combine multiple conspiracy theories in one indiscernible claim.
  22. technocracy
    5 Theories About Conspiracy TheoriesWe live in the age of red yarn and corkboard. There’s no easy explanation — but here are five theories why.
  23. conspiracy theories
    Incompetence Isn’t a Conspiracy, But It Looks Like OneCritics who cry conspiracy about the Democratic Party’s failures in Iowa have real reasons to worry.
  24. jeffrey epstein
    5 Takeaways From the 60 Minutes Jeffrey Epstein ReportNew photos show the inside of Epstein’s cell after he was found dead. Here’s what they tell us.
  25. jeffrey epstein
    U.S. Senator Floats Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory During HearingLouisiana’s John Kennedy quipped that “Christmas ornaments, drywall, and [Jeffrey] Epstein,” are three things that “don’t hang themselves.”
  26. jeffrey epstein
    The ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ Meme Has Gone MainstreamThe meme is spilling into the real world, where it’s now being used to sell beer, among other things.
  27. the epstein enigma
    Why Are Jeffrey Epstein’s Lawyers Still Questioning That He Killed Himself?Aside from a simple desire to know the truth, there could be legal and financial reasons for Epstein’s defense to question the official autopsy.
  28. jeffrey epstein
    Epstein Evidence ‘Points to Homicide,’ Claims Pathologist Hired by BrotherMichael Baden is attaching his name to claims Epstein’s lawyers were making in August.
  29. conspiracy theories
    McCarthy Still Repeating Bogus Conspiracy Theories About Midterm-Election TheftHouse GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is still whitewashing his party’s terrible performance in his home state with lurid tales unsupported by evidence.
  30. conspiracy theories
    The Conspiracist-in-ChiefTrump gravitates toward outlandish conspiracy theories to explain a fairly straightforward phenomenon: People don’t like him.
  31. jeffrey epstein
    Trump and Others Turn to Conspiracy Theories After Epstein’s DeathA look at some the suspects being suggested by the president, pundits, and others in response to the shocking death by suicide of Jeffrey Epstein.
  32. border crisis
    FBI Arrests Far-Right Militia Leader Detaining Migrants at GunpointLarry Mitchell Hopkins was once arrested for impersonating an officer. His vigilante group, United Constitutional Patriots, appears to be at it again.
  33. conspiracy theories
    Even Conspiracy Theories Have Gotten Dumber, a New Book ShowsA Lot of People Are Saying plumbs “the new conspiracism,” conspiracy theory without the theory.
  34. nra
    NRA Official Emailed Conspiracist to Spread Doubt on Parkland Day After ShootingThe day after Parkland, an NRA instructor emailed a man who had harassed Sandy Hook parents, prodding him to question reports on the shooting.
  35. crime
    Man Suspected of Killing Gambino Mob Boss Drew QAnon Symbols on Hands in CourtCriminal conspiracy and far-right conspiracy theories overlap at the extradition hearing of a Staten Island man who allegedly killed a mobster.
  36. flat-earthers
    Can You Believe YouTube Caused the Rise in Flat-Earthers?Big if true.
  37. lyndon larouche
    Political Cult Leader Lyndon LaRouche Dies at 96At first a Marxist and later a right-wing conspiracy theorist, LaRouche thrived on deception and the fanatical support of his followers to the end.
  38. youtube
    Don’t Congratulate YouTube for Trying to Tame the Conspiracy Monster It CreatedThe company announced it is no longer recommending conspiracy videos. That’s long overdue.
  39. life in pixels
    Facebook Doesn’t Need to Fool YouIs the #10YearChallenge meme a conspiracy to steal your data?
  40. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Backer Offers Bonkers Theory: Ford Was Assaulted by His Doppelg¨¨angerEd Whelan tweeted out the results of his online sleuthing, but rather than clearing Kavanaugh, he showed why a real investigation is necessary.
  41. puerto rico
    Trump: Democrats Faked 3,000 Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico to Make Me Look BadThe president argues that months-long shortages of electricity, food, and medical care couldn’t possibly have killed more than 18 people.
  42. select all
    Reddit Bans Major QAnon Hive, r/GreatAwakeningWhere will the conspiracy theorists head now?
  43. conspiracy theories
    A Wild Conspiracy Theory About Obama Aides Circulated in the Trump White HouseA shadowy private Israeli intelligence firm seems to be the source and the propagator of a wild theory in which Ben Rhodes ran the news media.
  44. Alex Jones Wants Sandy Hook Parents to Pay His Legal FeesThe Infowars founder wants a judge to dismiss a defamation suit against him and compel the parents of Noah Pozner to pay $100,000 in his legal fees.
  45. Trump Believes ‘100 Percent’ in Jim Jordan’s Innocence in Sex Abuse CaseWhen it comes to fidelity to factual evidence, particularly in sex abuse cases, Donald Trump’s endorsement is at best a mixed blessing.
  46. Here’s More Evidence Broidy May Have Been Covering for Trump in Playmate AffairA bombshell AP report establishes that there was a highly suspicious meeting between the two men.
  47. President Trump Claims California’s Elections Are Illegitimate“In many places, like California, the same person votes many times … Not a conspiracy theory, folks. Millions and millions of people.”
  48. Fox News and Alex Jones Are Being Sued For Conspiracy MongeringNot a good day to be a wingnut.
  49. Alex Jones: Trump Has Called Me 3 Times in the Last Few MonthsBut the calls come too early and Jones keeps missing them, he said.
  50. conspiracy theories
    Why an Unreleased 4-Page Memo From Devin Nunes Is Causing a Frenzy on the RightThe memorandum, written by Nunes staff members, has the conservative media fired up. But if it’s really so explosive why isn’t it public?
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