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Three Misconceptions about Conspiracy Theories

17 April 2024
Rarely have conspiracy theories and their dangers been so much in the spotlight. From the “stolen election” (coming from Donald Trump and his insurrectionist acolytes who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021), vaccines and COVID-19, QAnon and flat earth theories, to invented claims that prominent women are really men, wild assertions about eclipses, […]
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The Controversial Ministry of Stephen Sizer

Stephen Robert Sizer, 70, is a prominent Church of England cleric known for his staunch opposition to Christian Zionism, his anti-Israel views and antisemitic conspiracy theories, and his sympathy for Islamist radicals from terrorist groups including Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran’s Mullahs. His tenure as vicar of Christ Church, Virginia Water, Surrey, from 1997 to 2017, […]
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Speculation Over Missing French Aristocrat and His Murdered Family Reignited by Sister's Conspiracist Book

25 March 2024
It is one of the most sinister and enigmatic true crime stories of the early 21st century, featured in the Netflix series Unsolved Mysteries. The Dupont de Ligonnès affair began on April 21, 2011, when police discovered the decomposing bodies of five people buried under the terrace of a house in Nantes, a city in […]
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Conspiracy Theory Book of the Month #3: Conspirators’ Hierarchy: the Committee of 300

19 March 2024
Conspiracy theorist literature is full of both real and hypothesized groups of powerful people meeting in various think tanks, committees, councils, and cabals for the purposes of enriching their own power while stripping the power away from those deemed lesser than them. Some of these groups are real, though their imaginary power far outweighs what […]
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Leave Brigitte Macron Alone

A unique product "100 per cent Made in France" has gone global. Except there is no cause for celebration in Paris. The successful export is a vile slander, catapulted across social media by an international extreme right cabal that spans the Atlantic and specializes in French-bashing. Picking up on the repugnant falsehood accusing Brigitte Macron, […]
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Dutch Extremist Thierry Baudet and the Globalization of the 'Reptilian' Conspiracist Far Right

Thierry Baudet was born into a well-to-do family in 1983,  educated at the best educational institutions and appeared destined for a brilliant career.  After a degree in history at Amsterdam University he moved to Leiden University, obtaining his doctorate under Paul Cliteur, the patriarch of many conservative publicists, and Roger Scruton, the prominent conservative philosopher. […]
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Why You Should Be Concerned About George Galloway's Political Revival

05 March 2024
George Galloway has staged another comeback to the British parliament, garnering the usual labels of  “left-wing firebrand” and “maverick” with a fondness for “inflammatory language”.  Yet the fedora-wearing Scotsman, who has just been sworn in as the new Member for Rochdale, is much more sinister than a mere “controversial figure” or “renegade”.  Galloway is a […]
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Conspiracy Theory Book of the Month #2: The Biggest Secret

19 February 2024
What’s bigger than a big secret? The Biggest Secret, according to the British conspiracy theorist author and speaker David Icke. The cover of the prolific writer’s book of the same name promises to reveal long-hidden and deeply suppressed knowledge that will do nothing less than “change the world.” Does Icke deliver on his boast? What […]
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Lucas Gage: When Neo-Nazis and Oct 7 Denialists Meet

14 February 2024
Angelo John Gage, who changed his name to Lucas Gage in 2022 to evade social network bans, is an American extremist influencer known for advocating white supremacy and neo-Nazism. He also supports the left-wing BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement calling for the destruction of Israel. Most recently, Gage has engaged in violent threats against Jews […]
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Tucker Carlson Platforms Putin's Conspiracy Propaganda

10 February 2024
Tucker Carlson’s much-hyped interview with Vladimir Putin was touted by the former Fox news anchor as a serious journalistic endeavour. But it principally offered the Russian President a cosy global platform on Elon Musk's X to promote some of his most-favored conspiracy theories, notably about Ukraine and its western allies. The Russian leader surpassed even […]
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