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Sovereign Citizens

27 December 2023
Sovereign Citizens emerged in the United States in the 1970s, denying the legitimacy of the federal government and the jurisdiction of the courts in cases involving its followers. The movement has enjoyed a resurgence since the COVID-19 pandemic. Sovereign Citizens' ideology has been invoked by multiple rioters convicted in the January 6, 2021 attacks on […]
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Bill Gates (conspiracy theories about - )

21 December 2023
The founder of Microsoft and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which holds a financial endowment of nearly $67 billion, Bill Gates has been the subject of conspiracy theories for many years. The philanthropist is accused of covertly supporting the rise of a globalist dictatorship, orchestrating plans for extensive electronic surveillance, and engaging in a […]
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Tucker Carlson

21 December 2023
Tucker Carlson (1969 - ) is an American far right columnist and television host. He was a star presenter on cable news channel Fox News, hosting the top-rated Tucker Carlson Tonight show from 2017 until his dismissal in 2023. At its height Carlson's nightly show attracted more than 3 million viewers daily. Carlson is also […]
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InfoWars

20 December 2023
InfoWars (infowars.com) is a highly influential and popular American conspiracy media platform. Launched by Alex Jones in 1999, the extreme right site receives more than 10 million visits per month (SimilarWeb data) and generates approximately several tens of millions of dollars of income per year.  Sometimes described as a kind of TV shopping show specialized […]
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QAnon

18 December 2023
‘QAnon’ ('Anon' for anonymous) is the name given to a pro-Trump conspiracy and ‘sectarian’ phenomenon that appeared in October 2017 on the forums 4chan and 8chan (since renamed 8kun). Its followers believe in the existence of a satanist pedophile criminal organization (the ‘Cabal’) involving prominent figures from the Democratic Party as well as the Clintons, […]
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Khazars

15 December 2023
The Khazars were a semi-nomadic Turkic people from Central Asia who settled in the Caucasus between the 6th and 13th centuries. Since the 19th century, intellectuals like Ernest Renan, Arthur Koestler or Shlomo Sand have presented the Khazars as the distant ancestors of the Ashkenazi Jews from Central and Eastern Europe. This contested theory, which […]
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Trilateral Commission

06 December 2023
The Trilateral Commission was created in 1973 by American businessman David Rockefeller (1915-2017) as a forum for discussion among decision-makers from North America, the European Union and Japan (hence the name "Trilateral"). According to its website, the Trilateral Commission is a non-governmental organization that brings together thought leaders from across sectors: business, political, academia, the […]
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Bilderberg Meeting

06 December 2023
The Bilderberg Meeting — named after the Bilderberg Hotel in Oosterbeek, in the Netherlands, where its first meeting was held in May 1954 — was initiated during the Cold War by former Polish diplomat Joseph Retinger and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. The aim was strengthening ties between Western Europe and North America. The Bilderbger […]
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Accelerationism

02 December 2023
The Accelerationism Research Consortium (ARC) defines militant accelerationism as “a set of tactics and strategies designed to put pressure on and exacerbate latent social divisions, often through violence, thus hastening social collapse.”   See also: The Buffalo Terrorist Attack: Situating Lone Actor Violence into the Militant Accelerationism Landscape (The Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, […]
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Andrew Anglin

29 November 2023
Andrew Anglin (1984 - ) is a North American white supremacist who operates The Daily Stormer, one of the world's most influential neo-Nazi sites. On the Chinese platform Weibo, The Daily Stormer presents itself as "a group of American political dissidents who oppose the injustices and corruption of the deep state." Anglin is a loyal […]
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