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This resource provides concise updates on conspiracy theories, including Key Actors, Media & Organizations and Narratives & Terms.

Color Revolution

19 February 2024
'Color Revolution' is an expression used to stigmatize a popular movement by suggesting that it is artificial and controlled from abroad. Widely used in the contemporary conspiracy lexicon, the term historically referred to a peaceful popular revolution reflecting the genuine aspirations of a civil society exasperated by fraud, corruption and the stifling of civil liberties. […]
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14 February 2024
Sputnik ( is a Kremlin online propaganda platform launched in November 2014. Its anti-Western editorial line is similar to the Moscow-sponsored English-language TV channel Russia Today (RT). Sputnik now publishes content in more than thirty languages.  Denunciations of  the methods and content of Sputnik are comparable to those leveled at RT. A joint French report on […]
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Holocaust Denial

14 February 2024
Holocaust denial casts doubt on the historical veracity and magnitude of the Jewish genocide perpetrated by the Nazi regime under Adolf Hitler during World War II. According to the working definition proposed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), “Holocaust denial may include publicly denying or calling into doubt the use of principal mechanisms of […]
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09 February 2024
The term 'depopulation' is regularly used by conspiracy theorists in reference to alleged secret criminal 'plans' by the 'elites' to reduce the world's population. Many conspiracy commentators  subscribe to the notion of a sinister global depopulation plot, including Lyndon LaRouche, Alex Jones, Aaron Russo, Louis Farrakhan and Webster Tarpley.  They claim that the ‘globalist oligarchy’—embodied […]
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The People’s Voice

31 January 2024
The People's Voice ( is a disinformation outlet operated out of Los Angeles by former BBC television producer and conspiracy theorist Sean Adl-Tabatabai. The pro-Putin website (formerly named and specializes in hoaxes and has published a variety false stories about the 9/11 Attacks, Pizzagate, Hillary Clinton, Justin Trudeau, Bill Gates, COVID-19, Karl Schwab and […]
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False flag

30 January 2024
A ‘false flag’ designates a clandestine operation carried out under a false banner. It involves the staging of a bombing, military attack, or hostile maneuver, and making others bear responsibility — thus providing a pretext to justify reprisals against them. One of the best-known historical examples of a false flag was Operation Himmler on August […]
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29 January 2024
The term 'psyops' is an abbreviation of psychological operations. It refers to communication tactics and propaganda using psychology to try to influence a rival or enemy behavior in a conflict setting. The strategy can include activities like dropping leaflets behind enemy lines in an attempt to demoralize troops, encourage desertion, or undermine civilian support. Such […]
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World Economic Forum (WEF)

World Economic Forum (Conspiracy theories about -)

24 January 2024
The World Economic Forum meeting has been held annually in Davos, Switzerland, since 1971. Founded and chaired by the economist Klaus Schwab, the WEF gathering brings together business leaders, politicians, senior civil servants and representatives of NGOs. It is one of a handful of prominent privately-chaired international organizations including the Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral […]
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16 January 2024
HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is the name of an American research program on the ionosphere, defined by NASA as where Earth's atmosphere reaches space. The HAARP facility, jointly funded by the US Air Force Research Laboratory and the US Naval Research Laboratory, was located near Gakona, Alaska. The program started in the early 1990s and […]
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Deep State

15 January 2024
'Deep State' is often used to describe the alleged connections between intelligence services, the political world, and organized crime. Conspiracy theorists like Peter Dale Scott, QAnon supporters, far-right YouTubers, and some intellectuals employ the concept to attribute various plots and manipulations to an undefined entity without providing any substantial evidence or implicating specific individuals. Their […]
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