Conspiracy Theories

South Dakota Ag Was Reading When He Hit Man

According to his cell phone records and police interview, South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg (R) was reading Joe Biden conspiracy theories at John Solomon’s Just The News website while driving when he slammed into a man and killed...
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Qanon Shaman Says Trump 'groomed' Him To Believe Conspiracy Theories And Storm The Capitol

Jacob Chansley, the so-called "QAnon Shaman" who became famous for storming the United States Capitol building while wearing a fur hat and horns, is squarely blaming former President Donald Trump for radicalizing him. Newsweek reports that...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Newsweek

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If You Think Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Nuts, You Should Meet Her Dad

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's father might have even wackier beliefs than his notoriously conspiratorial congresswoman daughter. The newly elected Georgia Republican promoted the right-wing QAnon conspiracy theory and others before entering...

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Local Gop Leaders Fire Up Base With Conspiracies

“A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks...

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‘that’s A Lie’: Jim Sciutto Thoroughly Dismantles Ron Johnson’s Conspiracy Theories In...

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Qanon Is A Continuation Of The Long History Of 'satanic Panics' In The Us: Report

Trying to understand the core belief system of the QAnon conspiracy theory has been a tough endeavor for journalists, since the theory itself is constantly evolving and shifting its goal posts. But a theme that has been consistent throughout the...

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Ron Johnson's 'revisionist' Capitol Riot Conspiracy Slammed As Being 'from Another Planet'

On CNN Wednesday, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) tore into Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for his conspiracy theory-laden rant earlier in the week blaming a small group of anti-Trump "agent provocateurs" for orchestrating violence at the otherwise...
Related topics: CNN, Senate

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Why Qanon Followers Have Become Fixated On A New Date: March 4

The startling impacts of former President Donald Trump's presidency and conspiracy theories reach deep into the lives of many families. With the disgraced president out of office, many people are sharing how the QAnon conspiracy theory — built...
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Gop Senator Suddenly Against 'divisive' Tweets After 4 Years Of Trump

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) looked the other way when Donald Trump tweeted nasty insults and baseless conspiracy theories. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) formally announced he's opposing President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Office of Management and...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Joe Biden

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Democratic Strategist Planning $65 Million Media Operation To Fight Right-wing Disinformation:...

On Tuesday, Vox reported that a major Democratic strategist is planning to create a $65 million media operation that will act as a counterweight to right-wing conspiracy theories and disinformation that currently dominate American political news and...

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'deny, Deflect And Lie': Ron Johnson Slammed For 'deranged' Conspiracy Theory On 'fake' Trump...

On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," anchor Erin Burnett tore into Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for raising a conspiracy theory to absolve former President Donald Trump at a hearing on the Capitol invasion. "Tonight, deny, deflect and lie. Some...
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Mypillow’s Mike Lindell Can’t Win Dominion Defamation Lawsuit ‘on The Facts’: Conservative...

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Mike Lindell, the far-right MyPillow CEO who has continued to promote the totally debunked conspiracy theory that Dominion's voting technology was used to help now-President...
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Gop Senator Pushes Lie That Police Caused Capitol Insurrection

Ron Johnson suggested Capitol Police officers instigated the Jan. 6 insurrection — a blatant lie to try to absolve Donald Trump of culpability in the deadly attack. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Tuesday pushed a debunked conspiracy theory to try to...
Related topics: Police, Donald Trump

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Democrats' 'chilling' Letter Demands Cable Providers Account For 'misinformation' And 'lies' From...

Two Democratic members of Congress penned letters Monday to a dozen cable providers demanding they account for "misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, and lies" from "right-wing media outlets" they carry — and the networks...

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Belief In Conspiracy Theories Is Associated With Lower Levels Of Critical Thinking

By Emily Reynolds Over the last few years, conspiracy thinking seems to have mushroomed — most visibly perhaps in the US, where QAnon supporters stormed the Capitol. Elsewhere, across the world, belief in coronavirus-related conspiracies have...

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Cpac Canceled A Speaker Who Was Found Sharing Anti-semitic Conspiracy Theories, After Declaring...

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images CPAC announced Monday it was canceling scheduled speaker Young Pharoah.  A report found that the rapper and activist had spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories online. Critics...
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'government-generated Snow'? Conspiracy Theories Claim Winter Storm In Texas Is 'fake'

Last week's intense winter storm turned out to be a nightmare for the state of Texas, with residents suffering power outages and infrastructure damage. US President Joe Biden issued a major disaster declaration for the Lone Star state over the...
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Fmr Gop Rep. Says Trump Should Have ‘very Little’ Of A Role In Future Of Party: We Can’t Be...

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This Pastor Quit His Church After His Parishioners Became Obsessed With Qanon Conspiracies

In an interview with NPR, an evangelical pastor from Virginia admitted he felt the need to quit his church after many of his parishioners became obsessed with QAnon conspiracy theories and other blatantly false stories they picked up from social...
Related topics: Religion, Social Media

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Nasty Cnn Sneers: Limbaugh 'filled The Airwaves With Lies And Conspiracy Theories'

As CNN on Wednesday covered the passing of Rush Limbaugh, AC360 ran a pre-recorded piece from correspondent Randi Kaye that was nearly all negative about the conservative icon's radio career. Kaye declared: "[F]or decades, Limbaugh filled the...
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