Conspiracy Theory

White nationalism is a political ideology that incorporates racist conspiracy theories | Analysis

By Sara Kamali In September 2022, President Joe Biden convened a summit called United We Stand to denounce the “venom and violence” of white nationalism ahead of the midterm elections. His remarks echoed the theme of his primetime speech in Philadelphia on September 1, 2022, during which he warned that …

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Marilyn Monroe’s fame grew after her death and fueled conspiracy theories

“MARILYN MONROE DIES; BLAME PILLS” That was the headline of an August 6, 1962, Los Angeles Times article that began: “Marilyn Monroe, a troubled beauty who failed to find happiness as Hollywood’s brightest star, was found dead in her Brentwood home from an apparent overdose. sleeping pills on Sunday. More …

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Shadowland could be a sequel to USA and the Holocaust

A a psychiatric nurse practitioner repeatedly disrupts school board meetings because she believes mask mandates facilitate child sex trafficking. A once stable husband and father falls down the QAnon rabbit hole, claims to have mysterious visions, and ends up becoming so obsessed that his wife sees no choice but to …

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Green Bay Packers’ Jon Runyan Jr. shoots down conspiracy theories that his father suspended Mike Evans from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Jon Runyan Jr. has heard the theories – or the conspiracy theories, so to speak. Because it was the father of the left guard of the Green Bay Packers who this week imposed the one-game suspension on receiver Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who …

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Mark Finchem hosted a fundraiser with 9/11 truthers and QAnon influencers

Republican nominee for Secretary of State Mark Finchem held a fundraiser in California on Sunday, organized by a conspiracy theorist who believes 9/11 was orchestrated by the US government and attended by an influential influencer from QAnon. Nicole Nogrady, who hosted the event, shared a litany of debunked stories and …

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Witness asked about Jones’ criticism of Sandy Hook trial

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who is on trial in Connecticut for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre a hoax, continued Friday to describe the proceedings as “kangaroo court” from his Infowars studio in Texas. Jones’ comment became the focus of testimony on the fourth day of …

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The Michigan father shot his family, police say. His daughter blames QAnon.

A Michigan man who allegedly believed in the QAnon conspiracy theory was killed in a police shootout on Sunday after fatally shooting his wife and critically injuring their daughter in their suburban Detroit home. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Igor Lanis, 53, of Walled Lake, a …

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How Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of a notorious con artist

In northern Arkansas, there is a town called Eureka Springs, where no streets intersect at right angles. The city is built into rock, captive to ancient geology, its buildings carved into curving cliffs and its trees sprouting through layers of sloping sidewalks. There are no traffic lights in Eureka Springs …

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Alex Jones’ retrial set to probe his empire’s finances

The next question facing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in the face of the lawsuit from the families of the Sandy Hook victims: How much is Alex Jones really worth? Jones and his media operation, Infowars, have for years falsely claimed that the Sandy Hook shooting was staged and that the …

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‘It’s really sleazy and low’: Netflix’s John McAfee documentary attacked by people who appeared in it

By Jon Swartz The tech mogul’s ex-girlfriend is shown suggesting he’s still alive, but tells MarketWatch his words were twisted out of context, just one of many complaints from family members and friends. others who were close to the cybersecurity pioneer about the popular new film and how it was …

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Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters erased language on the campaign website saying the 2020 election was stolen from Trump

A review of Masters’ website by CNN’s KFile showed he also removed controversial language saying Democrats were trying to “import” a new electorate – language that has drawn fire for reflecting conspiracies of extreme right that Democrats are trying to weaken the power of Native Americans of European descent through …

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QAnon Conspiracy Theorists Go Crazy After Anne Heche’s Death – Rolling Stone

Don’t let this Flop is released Wednesdays on all audio streaming platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Stitcher and more. Last week, actress Anne Heche died at the age of 53 after a devastating car accident in her Los Angeles neighborhood. Heche was a famous actor with movie credits …

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Deputy clerk charged in Colorado election violation case pleads guilty, will testify against boss

Written by Benjamin Freed August 25, 2022 | STATECOOP Mesa County, Colorado, Clerk’s Assistant Tina Peters, who was charged alongside Peters earlier this year, admitted multiple charges Thursday and agreed to testify against Peters. The charges include that they tampered with voting materials, violated election rules, illegally copied data and …

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State officials act to curb another dangerous virus threatening North Carolina

As the global pandemic has reminded us with tragic ferocity in recent years, viruses can, despite our best efforts, be extremely destructive and difficult to contain, especially as our world becomes increasingly crowded and interconnected. And unfortunately, this is not only true for physical viruses like COVID-19, but also for …

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The elaborate lies spreading across the US can’t be called ‘conspiracy theories’ • Missouri Independent

Journalists have a problem with “conspiracy theories”. I put the sentence in quotation marks because writers, editors and headlines have a problem with these consecutive words – “conspiracy theories” – in their writing. It’s not because they’re tricked into believing outlandish truths about the world. Journalists bucket all kinds of …

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Responding to FBI research, Trump and his allies return to his familiar strategy: flood the area with nonsense.

Using his familiar style of simple questioning to promote conspiracy theories, Trump posted on his social media platform on Wednesday a suggestion that the FBI may have planted evidence. His legal team had previously suggested the same. A Trump lawyer, Alina Habba, said on Fox Tuesday: “I’m afraid they’ve planted …

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Study debunks rise of conspiracy theories

New research by University of Miami scholars, supported by a U-LINK grant, offers insight into opinions on conspiracy theories and puts things into perspective. It seems that reports of conspiracy theorists are a constant feature of the news. Latest: Radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones – who said the …

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Nigeria and its conspiracy theories, By Uddin Ifeanyi

… the conspiracy theory is totally African. The hexagon, the banshee that cried last night (and the child that died this morning), the babalawo, the dibia, and the bokaa are all cut from the same cloth. As sinisterly influential as the Woke Left in the United States (if you’re a …

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‘Deep State’ conspiracy theory taints Kenya election | New

Nairobi, Kenya – It’s election season in Kenya and even beyond the 22.1 million registered voters who will go to the polls on August 9, the biggest campaign slogan has been ‘deep state’. Over the past two years, the phrase has emerged to convey the notion of a powerful dark …

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Opinion: The scariest part of Alex Jones’s story

It’s an unthinkable statement for a grief-stricken parent to testify that his 6-year-old son, murdered while in school, had actually lived, and that she was the woman who gave birth to him. and nurtured him for the too few years he lived. But that’s the testimony Scarlett Lewis gave this …

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Sandy Hook’s dad says Alex Jones made his life a ‘living hell’

AUSTIN, TX– The father of a 6-year-old child killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting testified on Tuesday that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones made his life a “living hell” by claiming the killings were a hoax. In more than an hour of moving testimony in which he often fought …

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The Republican nominee for Maryland Attorney General hosted radio shows about the 9/11 conspiracy

Michael Peroutka, a candidate best known for his ties to New Confederate organizations, made the remarks on The American View, a radio show he co-hosted, in October 2006 while discussing the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. “What happened on 9-1-1, I told you I did …

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Despite election conspiracies, few people in Michigan bother to watch gear tests

Michigan demands ‘logic and accuracy’ tests before election Some clerks have sent out press releases inviting the public Across the state, few issues were reported in equipment Ahead of Michigan’s first major election since the 2020 election conspiracy theory frenzy, election officials are once again holding public events to demonstrate …

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Belief in conspiracy theories probably doesn’t get worse over time

A question journalists often ask me is whether more people believe in conspiracy theories now than before. Sometimes the question is not even asked; the answer is simply deduced. Of course they are. Even I often feel like it must be true. The COVID-19 pandemic has a twin, an infodemic, …

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You Can’t Trust the Music, Chapter 2: Sonic Boom – Announcements

The second chapter of YCTM: Sonic Boom passes from the sonic militarization of outer space to the inner spaces of the psyche. The martial and the spectral interact in the sound unconscious based on a shared stake in the unknown. The ghostly sounds lead us through trauma and adaptation to …

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Pence avoids mentioning Trump as he addresses DC’s young conservatives | national news

In another speech outlining the future of the Republican Party and conservative values, former Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday resisted an opportunity to combat voter fraud conspiracy theories espoused by his former boss, opting instead to focus on what he sees as their sharing. visions for the future of …

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John Birch Society Sees Rebirth in North Texas

On a sweltering July day, Mark Fulmer looked cool and collected in the bonus room at Spring Creek Barbeque in Bedford, a suburb outside of Fort Worth. He stood on a podium in front of a dozen right-wing activists who had come for the inaugural luncheon of the John Birch …

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Half of Americans anticipate a US Civil War soon, poll finds | Science

Violence may seem to be everywhere in the United States, and political violence is in the spotlight, with the January 6, 2021, uprising as Exhibit A. Now, a large study confirms that one in five Americans believe that violence motivated for political reasons is – at least sometimes – justified. …

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This perspective of the Colorado Rockies turns every autographed card into a 1/1 work of art

Benny Montgomery knew it would be difficult to autograph the thousands of baseball cards sent to him by card makers. As an outfield prospect drafted No. 8 overall by the Colorado Rockies in the 2021 MLB Draft, he signed endorsement deals with Topps, Panini, Onyx and Leaf and had to …

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Shinzo Abe’s Fake Tweet Unearths Baseless Clinton Conspiracy Theory

Quick setting Internet trolls have used the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a fake tweet allegedly from Abe to promote a long-running and unfounded conspiracy theory that the Clintons are responsible for the deaths of multiple people. A suspect with a personal grudge has been arrested …

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‘Stranger Things’ shows how conspiracy theories take hold and hurt

The show’s conspiratorial leanings show how easily people can be swayed in times of uncertainty A conspiracy theory is formed against Stranger Things character Eddie Munson. Picture: Stranger Things/Netflix Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Stranger Things”. Stranger Things’ The most recent season, which set Netflix ratings milestones and …

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Choose Your Reality: Trust Diminishes, Conspiracy Theories Rise | Economic news

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press Daniel Charles Wilson thinks the September 11, 2001 attacks were an inside job. The war in Ukraine is “totally scripted” and COVID-19 is “completely fake”. The Boston Marathon bombing? Mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas? “Crisis actors,” he says. …

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Roadside sculpture in Georgia believed by some to be a satanic monument demolished following an early morning bombing

A morning attack led to the demolition of the Georgia Guidestones, a roadside attraction about 90 miles east of Atlanta that draws thousands of visitors each year and has been at the center of a conservative Christian conspiracy theory which claims that the structure has satanic undertones. Around 4 a.m. …

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Excitement meets apprehension for Kansas couple facing kidney and pancreas transplant

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of expanding the conversation about how public policy affects the daily lives of people across our state. Liz Hamor runs a leadership consulting firm, Center of Daring. When Dee Martinez and Judi Jones vowed to tie the knot …

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Human factors in medicine: decoding the Pfizer files in the… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Pfizer, COVID-19, vaccines, medical misinformation Figure Health professionals across the country cautiously held their breath hoping that COVID would soon become a distant memory and the misinformation train had swerved off the track, never to return. But then we found ourselves in the midst of yet another surprising resurgence …

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I’ve watched hundreds of flat-earth videos to learn how conspiracy theories spread — and what it could mean for fighting misinformation

Around the world, and against all scientific evidence, some people believe that the round shape of the Earth is either an unproven theory or an elaborate hoax. Polls from YouGov America in 2018 and FDU in 2022 found that up to 11% of Americans think the Earth could be flat. …

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What is arguable in the case against Donald Trump?

Placeholder while loading article actions Former President Donald Trump would be irritated that he has no defenders on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. Based on last week’s testimony, all potential defenders should consider themselves lucky not to be on the select committee. Could …

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QAnon conspiracy theory leader returns

After more than a year of silence, the mysterious figure behind the QAnon conspiracy theory has reappeared. The character, who is known only as Q, posted for the first time in over a year on Friday on 8kun, the anonymous message board where the account last appeared. “Are we going …

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Yuba City man arrested and charged with stabbing an SFO machete

A Yuba City man has been charged in connection with last week’s machete attack at San Francisco International Airport that left three injured. Karamjit Singh, 33, is charged in San Mateo County with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, as well as one count of vandalism. According to …

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Trump had a ‘direct and personal role’ in pushing states to overturn Biden’s win, Jan. 6 panel says

The fourth hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot heard on Tuesday from election officials from the states of Arizona and Georgia, two states key to President Joe Biden’s election victory, on how then-President Donald Trump and his allies relied on them to help reverse …

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Fed up and fired up: Texas Republicans come together amid mistrust, conspiracy and victimization

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential news from Texas. HOUSTON — The Texas Republican Party has controlled every lever of state government since 2003 and won major victories last year on voting, redistricting, abortion, school programs and other …

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Kansas GOP candidate accepted money from Zuckerberg, then embraced false claims of voter fraud

TOPEKA — As Johnson County Commissioner in 2020, Mike Brown hailed the “nice surprise” of money from Mark Zuckerberg to support the expansion of advance voting. Now, as an election denier seeking the GOP nomination for secretary of state, Brown opposes the use of grants funded by the Facebook mogul …

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Mayra Flores, who promoted QAnon, wins a congressional seat

It’s primary season, but there was a special election in Texas on Tuesday in which Republican Mayra Flores beat Democrat Dan Sanchez to secure a place in Congress. The result is significant as the state’s 34th district was blue, with Democrat Filemon Vega retiring this year to force the special …

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Trump aides denounce allegations of fraud during hearing

U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Speaker Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Vice Speaker U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) listen during the second public hearing of the United States House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, June 13, 2022. …

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Gableman’s contempt and the destruction of democracy

It’s not really a coincidence that, the morning after the first, explosive public hearing by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol, former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman — the man appointed by Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to leading the partisan investigation …

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National groups flood local prosecutors’ races with cash

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The run for a local district attorney in Maine wasn’t getting much attention until a political action committee tied to a deep-pocketed liberal donor with a recognition of international name is suddenly interested in it. A super PAC funded by George Soros, the billionaire investor, philanthropist …

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Jim Watkins, QAnon Celebrity, met with the January 6 committee

Jim Watkins, the 8chan/8kun operator and an influential figure among QAnon conspiracy theorists, met with the January 6 committee on Monday. Watkins posted about the reunion on his Telegram account. “The committee decided to do it by zoom. So I didn’t go to DC,” he wrote in response to followers …

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Another Great Trump Conspiracy Theory Meets Its Predictable Demise

Placeholder while loading article actions Among the GOP’s many efforts to counter-program the Russia investigation with lightly crafted conspiracy theories, one of the most persistent has been the so-called unmasking of Michael Flynn. The idea was that Obama administration officials were deliberately targeting associates of Donald Trump — and in …

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Donald Trump’s 2016 election conspiracy theory just took a big hit

The investigation into whether Russia sought to influence the 2016 election (it did) and whether it colluded with the Trump campaign to do so has been consistently described by the former president as “the most great witch hunt in American history. The real story, according to Trump, was how the …

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Illegal immigration is not an “invasion”

Following multiple mass shootings in the United States this month, the country turned its attention to something known as the “great replacement theory,” a racist and anti-immigrant conspiracy theory that motivated several mass murderers and has been invoked by members of the far right to justify the tightening of immigration …

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Infant formula conspiracy theory based on lies

The claim: A shortage of infant formula occurred within two weeks after Pfizer said not to breastfeed and Bill Gates promoted artificial breast milk technology As parents continue to struggle with a severe formula shortage in the United States, a tweet from May 11 went viral for noting events allegedly …

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Reviews | Harsh New Lincoln Project Ad Targeting Elise Stefanik Tests ‘Great Replacement’ Attack

Placeholder while loading article actions The third-highest-ranking member of the House GOP leadership is toying with a rancid, racist conspiracy theory with a history of inciting mass murder, apparently including the Buffalo Massacre. The same goes for a number of other Republican lawmakers. Is there a way – any way …

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The Republican embrace of the ‘great replacement’ theory | The report

No one was harder on Republicans’ lack of awareness of minority communities, and the party’s accompanying losses at the polls, than the GOP itself. In a brutally candid self-examination, the party concluded in 100 pages “autopsyof the 2012 election that he focused too much attention on white, Christian, and straight …

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Why do so many people believe in conspiracy theories?

Placeholder while loading article actions Ten black Americans were reportedly killed in a Buffalo supermarket by a white gunman promoting a racist conspiracy theory. A congressional candidate who supports QAnon has won a Republican primary. Pennsylvania Senate primary candidate Kathy Barnette has repeatedly spread the conspiracy theory that former President …

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Liz Cheney Slams House GOP Leaders, Says They ‘Enabled White Nationalism’

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney on Monday accused her party’s leaders of enabling “white nationalism, white supremacy and anti-Semitism” days after a gunman killed 10 people and injured three others in the incident. which authorities called a racist attack targeting a community in Buffalo, NY, for its predominantly black population. Cheney’s …

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10 Killed in Buffalo Shooting: ‘Racially Motivated Hate Crime’

Updated at 10:50 p.m. ET Ten people were killed and three others injured on Saturday in a mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, which the FBI called “a case of racially motivated violent extremism.” The shooter – identified by The Associated Press as Payton Gendron, 18, of …

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Rising GOP candidate Kathy Barnette has a long history of bigoted statements against gays and Muslims

In a speech uploaded to YouTube in 2015, Barnette forcefully argued that it was acceptable to discriminate against Muslims and likened rejection of Islam to “…rejection of Hitler’s or Stalin’s worldviews “. In comments on her radio show, she said accepting homosexuality would lead to accepting incest and paedophilia. An …

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The number of Americans who say they won’t get a COVID shot hasn’t budged in a year

West Hansen drives his muddy Subaru through the industrial landscape of Southeast Texas where he grew up – past Bible churches, donut shops and the silver industrial towers of refineries. The longtime social worker says he’s given up on explaining to his clients how safe COVID-19 vaccines are. “I got …

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Poll shows one in three adults think immigrants influence US elections

As anti-immigrant rhetoric simmers ahead of this year’s critical midterm elections, about 1 in 3 American adults believe an effort is underway to replace native Americans with immigrants for electoral gains . FILE – A migrant waits on the Mexican side of the border after U.S. Customs and Border Protection …

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In Arizona, a Swing State turns to the far right

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — Kari Lake has a strategy to get elected in 2022. Keep talking about 2020. Minutes into her presentation at the Republican seat in Cochise County, Arizona’s southern suburbs, Ms Lake focused on the presidential election 18 months ago, calling it ‘twisted’ and “corrupt”. She claimed nearly …

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‘Not Skinny But Not Fat’ Host Shuts Down Kylie Jenner Conspiracy Theory: ‘You guys. Really?’

Tune we should talk every Thursday, where In The Know’s Gibson Johns interviews your favorite celebrities and influencers. To subscribe to we should talk here. Amanda Hirsch recently had one of the cutest weeks of his life: A day after being Hulu’s official correspondent on the red carpet at the …

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‘Cheer Section’ for Violence: Attacks That Show 4chan is Still a Threat | 4chan

When Washington DC police raided a fifth-floor apartment building on April 22 in search of a man who allegedly shot four random people, they found Raymond Spencer dead by his own hand, a cache weapons and ammunition and a poster with a tongue-in-cheek white supremacist meme. The poster invoking the …

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Conspiracy theory spreads on TikTok, Twitter

Have you heard the latest viral conspiracy theory? The birds aren’t real, and the animals are actually drones sent by the government to spy on you. The theory accepts that the birds were real animals, but US officials “forcibly wiped out the entire species in the 20th century,” according to …

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Doug Mastriano speaks at an event featuring QAnon conspiracy theories, 9/11, JFK, Hitler

When candidates for public office indulge in conspiracy theories like QAnon, it’s often with a wink and a nod. But just weeks before the May 17 primary election in Pennsylvania, such ideas are being promoted in plain sight. And top Republican candidates for statewide office are treating the talk of …

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In the fight against electoral disinformation, “2020 changed everything” | Arizona News

By AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Beth Bowers grew up in the 1960s and 1970s with parents who protested, wrote letters to members of Congress and voted in elections big and small. Her father, a World War II veteran, and her mother, a school counselor, did not use …

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QAnon figure Ron Watkins has given a $95,000 loan to his Arizona House campaign the OpenSecrets

QAnon follower Jake “The Q Shaman” Angeli attends a “Stop the Steal” rally on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) Ron Watkins, a central figure in the conspiracy movement QAnon currently running for Congress in Arizona as a Republican, said he had granted …

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Wisconsin Democrats aim to beat Senator Ron Johnson, but how? | New Policies

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Wis. (AP) – Among red barns, bins and tractors on a southern Wisconsin dairy farm, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes sat at a white picnic table painted with black dots to look like a milk cow. It was the latest leg of his …

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How the Zemmour storm in a cup of tea hijacked the French countryside – and helped Le Pen

After dominating the airwaves at the start of the campaign, far-right French candidate Éric Zemmour saw his presidential race run out of steam in the home stretch. His low score of 7.1% in the first round on Sunday ruled him out of the second round on April 24. But his …

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“Birtherism” at the “Big Lie”: in Obama’s fight to counter misinformation

CNN — Former President Barack Obama is jumping into the fight against misinformation with urgency, catching a years-long private fascination in the open as he makes the issue a key pillar of his post-presidency. More than a decade after the false and infamous “birther” conspiracy theory was promulgated by his …

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Fake World Economic Forum tweet about meat and property

The claim: The World Economic Forum tweeted about President Klaus Schwab saying eating meat and owning property is unsustainable The World Economic Forum, an international nonprofit and lobbying organization, launched an initiative called “Great Reset” in June 2020 to help combat societal changes due to COVID-19. Since then, he has …

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Extremist election deniers and GOP lawmakers rally outside the Colorado Capitol

DENVER — Local and national leaders of a right-wing movement seeking to violently overturn the 2020 election results gathered outside the Colorado Capitol on Tuesday, resurrecting a series of baseless conspiracy theories and telling a crowd of hundreds of followers that they are waging a “spiritual battle” against evil. MyPillow …

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Capitol attack rioter gets 3.5 years in prison for illegal possession of firearms | Attack on the United States Capitol

A rioter who believed the QAnon conspiracy theory and joined the insurgency of extremist supporters of Donald Trump on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, as they tried to reverse his electoral defeat, has been sentenced in New York to 3.5 years in prison. Samuel Fisher, 33, was sentenced …

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Paranoia and mixed conspiracy theories gripped surf instructor before child murders

In the days and weeks before Matthew Taylor Coleman allegedly killed his two young children with an underwater shotgun in Mexico, the Santa Barbara surf school owner was obsessed with hand signals. He dumped images of celebrities on social media and even old childhood photos of friends, interpreting universal gestures …

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Alex Jones faces fines for skipping Sandy Hook deposition

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge said Wednesday that Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones would be fined for each weekday that passes without him appearing for a deposition in a lawsuit filed by relatives of some victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The penalties were …

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IntelBrief: Chinese Disinformation Seeks to Support Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Intelbrief / IntelBrief: Chinese Disinformation Seeks to Support Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine AP Photo/COMMENT HWEE YOUNG, swimming pool Bottom line in front While China has provided humanitarian aid to Ukraine, US and European intelligence services have warned that Beijing has been open to providing Russia with military and economic aid. …

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Biden’s ‘new world order’ benchmark linked to Ukraine

The claim: President Joe Biden said there was a ‘new world order’ References to a “new world order” have spread on social media amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the term has gained popularity after it was used by President Joe Biden in a speech in March. “Now is a …

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Distorted Reality – The New York Times

A helpful debunking appeared this week in National Review, the conservative magazine, written by Andrew McCarthy, a former prosecutor who noted he disagreed with Jackson on many legal issues. McCarthy also wrote that Hawley’s accusations were “baseless to the point of demagoguery” and “defamation”. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from …

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Will the Russian Internet look like China’s “Great Firewall”?

Russia’s ban on Facebook and Instagram after declaring the activities of the sites’ parent company, Meta Platforms, as ‘extremist’ is part of a growing crackdown on free speech inside the country since the start of Moscow’s war with Ukraine last month. The full implications of the March 21 Moscow court …

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‘Tucker the Untouchable’ goes soft on Putin but remains Fox News’ biggest power | FoxNews

ILast week, two Fox News reporters died in Ukraine, and the news channel mourned with the rest of the country amid anger over the Russian onslaught. Republicans, too, were quick to abandon past views on Russia and some have called for no-fly zones and supplying Ukraine with Polish MiG fighter …

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Obama conspiracy theorists flock to once-secret presidential archives

Obama conspiracy theorists flock to once-secret presidential archives News Sports Entertainment Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Once-secret presidential records will soon be public, attracting hundreds of inquiries Obama administration records are now available through the FOIA. The National Archives received 842 requests in the first few days since January 20. …

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Tulsi Gabbard is the latest to push a Russian-backed plot over US-backed bio-labs in Ukraine

Topline Former presidential candidate and congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard shared false information about U.S. involvement in Ukrainian bio-labs on Sunday, lending credence to an unfounded Russian-backed conspiracy theory that officials say United States, could serve as justification for Russia’s use of biological and chemical weapons against Ukraine. Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard …

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Russian Biological Weapons Conspiracy Theory Finds Support in US | Russo-Ukrainian War

Russia’s claims about secret US biowarfare labs in Ukraine are also taking root in the United States, uniting COVID-19 conspiracy theorists, QAnon adherents and some supporters of former President Donald Trump. Despite rebuttals from independent scientists, Ukrainian leaders, and White House and Pentagon officials, the online popularity of the claims …

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Russian Biological Weapons Conspiracy Theory Finds Support in US | world news

By DAVID KLEPPER and ANGELO FICHERA, Associated Press Russia’s baseless claims about secret US biowarfare labs in Ukraine are also taking root in the United States, uniting COVID-19 conspiracy theorists, QAnon adherents and some supporters of former President Donald Trump. Despite rebuttals from independent scientists, Ukrainian leaders, and White House …

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Rising Gas Prices Are Fueling Electric Vehicle Conspiracy Theories

WASHINGTON — Some social media users are suggesting that soaring U.S. fuel prices aren’t the result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, increased consumption, or supply chain issues as daily life resumes after two years of stagnation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the flurry of posts on Facebook and Twitter …

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Conspiracy-obsessed Republicans will turn Colorado back to the left

Colorado Republicans could be on the verge of finally winning a major election in 2022 after being routed in the 2016, 2018 and 2020 cycles, resulting in Democratic dominance not seen since the 1930s. A recent nonpartisan national poll shows President Joe Biden is drastically underwater in Colorado with just …

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Foreign Fighters and Fellow Travelers: Right-Wing Extremism in Australia and the United States

Editor’s note: America has rediscovered its problem with right-wing extremism in recent years, recognizing the danger this movement poses to the lives of Americans and to democracy itself. The United States, unfortunately, is not alone. Kristy Campion, senior lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia and author of “Chasing Shadows: …

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‘Bot holiday’: Covid misinformation down as social media pivots to Ukraine | Social networks

When David Fisman tweets, he often receives a barrage of hate within moments of posting. Fisman, an epidemiologist and physician, has been candid about Covid and public health. Even when he tweets something harmless – once, to test his theory, he wrote the banal statement “children are remarkable” – he …

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Trump and right-wing attorney were part of ‘criminal conspiracy’ to void 2020 election, Jan 6 committee says

The filing is part of an attempt to convince a judge to allow the panel access to the emails of attorney John Eastman, who claims solicitor-client privilege. The committee said he helped orchestrate the plot. The dossier is the most comprehensive release yet from House investigators on January 6 as …

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Fighting vaccine hesitancy by targeting “fence-sitters”

Share on PinterestCould focusing on fence-sitters increase vaccine uptake? AJ_Watt/Getty Images A study looked at people’s attitudes towards vaccines at different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study focuses on older people, as they are more likely to suffer serious illnesses and deaths related to COVID-19. The authors conclude that …

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