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

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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08 January 2024
'Pizzagate' refers to a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton is secretly involved in a pedophile network whose crime hub is a Washington pizzeria, the Comet Ping Pong. This theory, circulating among the pro-Trump American conspiracy far-right, is based on a distorted reading of Democratic Party emails. John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, would have coded […]
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America's Frontline Doctors

03 January 2024
America's Frontline Doctors is an anti-vaxxer, pro-hydroxychloroquine collective of medical practitioners that emerged during the Covid-19 crisis. It is closely tied to the conservative American Tea Party Patriots Action organization. The group gained notoriety in July 2020, when the far-right website Breitbart posted a live video featuring a group of doctors dressed in white coats […]
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John Pilger

01 January 2024
John Pilger (1939-2023) was an Australian journalist who gained notoriety through his writings and public comments on conflicts and war zones in countries including Venezuela, Ukraine and Syria. The veteran reporter first earned a reputation and garnered awards in the 1960s and 1970s as an independent journalist covering the Vietnam war, Cambodia under the Khmer […]
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