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Conspiracy Theories

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.”
  6. 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.
  7. conspiracy theories
    Great News: Ryan Seacrest Did Not Have a Stroke During the American Idol Finale’Like many people right now, Ryan is adjusting to the new normal and finding work-home balance’
  8. trump rally
    Trump Enters Full Conspiracist Mode at Colorado Springs RallyThe president appeared to combine multiple conspiracy theories in one indiscernible claim.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. lawsuits
    Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $100K in Sandy Hook Conspiracy CaseThe Infowars creator must pay court and legal fees after being sued for his claims that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax.
  13. 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.”
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. conspiracy theories
    The Conspiracist-in-ChiefTrump gravitates toward outlandish conspiracy theories to explain a fairly straightforward phenomenon: People don’t like him.
  19. 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.
  20. conspiracy theories
    All the Evidence That This Deeply Chaotic YouTuber Marriage Is FakeTana Mongeau finally admitted that her marriage to Jake Paul isn’t legal. But … she swears it’s real.
  21. aliens
    This Area 51 Thing Is Getting Out of HandMillions of people have now responded to the Facebook event, prompting a response from the Air Force.
  22. keeping up with the royals
    Look Into Your Heart … Has Meghan Markle’s Baby Arrived?The palace says one thing, but the public senses another.
  23. #freebritney
    What’s Going on With These #FreeBritney Protests?Some fans, convinced the singer has been confined to a treatment facility against her will, have taken to the streets.
  24. 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.
  25. conspiracy theories
    What Do the Chickens in Sunglasses Even Mean, Taylor?And how will a certain population of fans twist it into confirmation of Kaylor?
  26. q&a
    What Drives Someone to Become a Conspiracy Theorist?The Cut spoke to Anna Merlan about Pizzagate, paranoia peddlers, and her debut book Republic of Lies.
  27. 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.
  28. marriage: an investigation
    What the Melania Body-double Conspiracy Says About the Trumps’ MarriageIt reinforces the notion that Melania is more a category of person than an irreplaceable individual.
  29. game of theories
    The Best Fan Theories About Game of Thrones’ Final SeasonFollowing the most-hyped reveal in Westerosi history—the confirmation of R+L=J—the field is open for other favorite fan theories to prove themselves.
  30. conspiracy theories
    Siegfried and Roy’s Tiger Trainer Says Cover-Up Hid the Reason Roy Was AttackedHuman error, not an onstage stroke, may have been to blame.
  31. 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.
  32. conspiracy theories
    Unpacking Reddit’s Wildest Theory About UsIf the fingerless glove fits …
  33. 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.
  34. flat-earthers
    Can You Believe YouTube Caused the Rise in Flat-Earthers?Big if true.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. the matrix
    15 Irrefutable Reasons Why We Might Be Living in a SimulationWeird news. Quarks with computer code. Missing aliens. The evidence discussed on a few sub-Reddits might actually be plausible.
  38. the matrix
    Philosopher Nick Bostrom on Whether We Live in a SimulationAnd what he thinks about the tech billionaires trying to break us out.
  39. life in pixels
    Facebook Doesn’t Need to Fool YouIs the #10YearChallenge meme a conspiracy to steal your data?
  40. conspiracy theories
    Conspiracy Fiction Once Helped Us Tell the Truth. Now It’s a Weapon for Liars.An author of conspiracy thrillers remembers their heyday and wonders what’s next.
  41. conspiracy theories
    Wait, Taylor Swift Actually Travels Inside a Suitcase?Zayn says she does!
  42. spoilers
    Homecoming’s Ending Credit Scene, ExplainedWho is Audrey Temple, and what is her relationship to the mysterious Mr. Geist?
  43. meanwhile in canada
    Canada Too Polite to Brag About Its Own Hot DuckCould it be a global conspiracy?
  44. fixations
    I Think About This a Lot: A Tweet About Steve Bannon Getting the Death PenaltyIn a perverse way, it’s heartening — kookiness truly knows no political-party bounds.
  45. last night on late night
    Colbert Imagines What JFK Conspiracy Trump Can Spread About ‘Beautiful’ Ted CruzNothing can top Trump suggesting Cruz’s dad helped plan a presidential assassin, but it’s worth a shot.
  46. conspiracy theories
    Is Ethel Muggs the True Criminal Mastermind of Riverdale?A very serious theory.
  47. conspiracy theories
    Donald Trump Thinks Sexual-Assault Protesters Are ‘Paid Professionals’Presumably in reference to the two brave sexual-assault survivors who confronted Senator Jeff Flake over his Kavanaugh vote.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. select all
    Reddit Bans Major QAnon Hive, r/GreatAwakeningWhere will the conspiracy theorists head now?
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