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Tucker Carlson Platforms Putin's Conspiracy Propaganda

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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Taylor Swift Is Just the Latest Subject in a Long History of Pop Conspiracy Theories

You’d have to go back to the peak years of Bob Dylan’s cultural relevance, when one critic cum stalker started searching the songwriter’s garbage for clues about his lyrics, to find a musician who attracts as many amateur code breakers as Taylor Swift does. Swift has fed the frenzy by declaring that her songs, her […]
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Sovereign Citizen Arguments Work Nowhere in the World

The Sovereign Citizens movement emerged in the United States in the 1970s as an ideology denying the legitimacy of the federal government. Labeled a domestic terrorist threat by law enforcement agencies, it has enjoyed a resurgence since the COVID-19 global pandemic and has been used as a justification by dozens of rioters at the January […]
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Nikki Haley targeted by false weather manipulation claims before Iowa caucuses

"Is the Deep State activating HAARP to disrupt the Iowa Caucus? We all know @NikkiHaley has a lot of friends in the defense industry and Military industrial complex," Loomer says in a January 11, 2024 post on X, formerly known as Twitter. [...] Read more
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Twitter Explodes With Antisemitic Misinfo After Secret Tunnels Found Under NYC Synagogue

On Monday night, 10 men were arrested following a dispute with New York City Police Department officers at the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, a synagogue catering to adherents of the insular Orthodox Jewish movement. The reason: Structural engineers were attempting to fill in a system of mysterious secret tunnels, which had […]
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3 years after Jan. 6, views of the attack are more divided than ever before

In the hours and days after the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, there appeared to be a broad, bipartisan consensus that what had just occurred was a flagrant assault on democracy and the peaceful transition of power. Republicans who had been loyal to then-president Donald Trump acknowledged he was responsible for […]
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s campaign of conspiracy theories: PolitiFact’s 2023 Lie of the Year

As pundits and politicos spar over whether Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s presidential campaign will factor into the outcome of the 2024 election, one thing is clear: Kennedy’s political following is built on a movement that seeks to legitimize conspiracy theories. His claims decrying vaccines have roiled scientists and medical experts and stoked anger over whether […]
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The New Face of the ‘Great Replacement’

Midway through last week’s Republican presidential-primary debate, the entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy started running through conspiracy theories like a frustrated child mashing buttons on Street Fighter, alleging that the Capitol riot was an “inside job” and that the so-called “Great Replacement” theory “is not some grand right-wing conspiracy theory, but a basic statement of the Democratic […]
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Henry Kissinger is Dead but Conspiracy Theories about him Remain

Henry Kissinger, who died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 at the age of 100, was arguably the best known and most controversial western diplomat of the twentieth century. Born into a German Jewish family, he escaped Nazi persecution by fleeing to the United States as a teenager in 1938, then rose to become a celebrated international […]
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The Death of Tafari Campbell and the Conspiracy Theories that Followed

Tragic Death in Edgartown: On July 23, 2023, Barack Obama’s personal chef Tafari Campbell drowned during a solitary paddleboarding excursion. At 45 years old, Campbell's life was cut short. His body was recovered the following day in a pond near the summer residence of the former President in Massachusetts. Witnesses described a brief struggle to […]
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