Conspiracy Theory

Here’s why some Republicans keep pushing the big election lies

The most surprising thing about the made-up story of the rigged 2020 election is not that so many people believe it. Although that makes your head shake enough. It is because this continuous lie works. Count me among those who naively believed that Republicans’ fanciful claims of massive fraud in …

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How Democracy is Eroding – Lessons from a Nixon Expert

By Ken Hughes, University of Virginia Now that a full year has passed since the Jan.6, 2021 assault on Capitol Hill, the 2020 elections, and the republic, it is evident that the attack never really ended. Instead, it spread to other, less visible and more vulnerable targets. Donald Trump had …

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Joe Biden to address divided nation as US marks anniversary of Capitol Riot

Anniversary of the Capitol Riot: US President Joe Biden to address a divided nation. Washington: Donald Trump abruptly gave up on his plans to steal the show on the anniversary of the Jan.6 assault on Congress on Tuesday, leaving President Joe Biden to address a divided nation. Trump’s decision to …

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Conspiracy theories describe the fraudulent reality of the January 6 riot

Millions of Americans watched the events in Washington on January 6 on live television. Police officers testified about the violence and chaos. Criminal proceedings in open court detailed what happened. Yet hoaxes, conspiracy theories and attempts to rewrite history persist, blurring the public’s understanding of what really happened in the …

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Conspiracy Theories Describe the Fraudulent Reality of the January 6 Riot | Washington News

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press Millions of Americans watched the events in Washington on January 6 on live television. Police officers testified about the violence and chaos. Criminal proceedings in open court detailed what happened. Yet hoaxes, conspiracy theories and attempts to rewrite history persist, blurring the public’s understanding of …

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Opinion: People can spot fake news. So why are conspiracy theories thriving on social media?

Williams is a political science major from Carmel Valley. Ziment is a major in public policy analysis, originally from 4S Ranch. Both are students at Pomona College in Claremont. A new conspiracy theory is catching on: The Omicron is a variant invented by Democrats to help them in the midterm …

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The best way to face the myths of Covid this Christmas? Pre-layering rather than demystifying | Sander van der linden

TThe holiday season is approaching, but as you prepare for this year’s celebrations, you can’t help but notice a tight feeling in your stomach: you’re going to have to listen to another conspiracy rant from your cranky uncle at the dinner table. The unwanted gift that probably awaits many of …

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‘He’s everything for us’: wild center Joel Eriksson Ek impossible to replace

If you thought the Minnesota Wild losing four straight games after winning eight straight was bad news, well, I have something to tell you. Last night against the Dallas Stars – for their last game before the extended vacation – they had the misfortune of losing 7-4 to their division …

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How conspiracy theories got crueler after Sandy Hook

Crawford is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. Conspiracy theories are powerful forces in the United States. They damaged public health amid a global pandemic, shattered faith in the democratic process and helped spark a violent attack on the United States Capitol in January 2021. These …

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Mark Meadows was at the center of the storm on January 6. But only Trump could cancel it | Marc des meadows

On the morning of December 29, eight days before hundreds of Trump supporters and far-right extremists stormed the United States Capitol in arguably worst national attack on American democracy since the war Civilian, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sent an email to the justice department chief. It was …

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