A number of attendees at President Trump’s rally in Florida on Tuesday were decked out in homemade apparel celebrating QAnon, a convoluted conspiracy theory that’s taken off among a segment of Mr. Trump’s base. So what is QAnon, and why are we talking about something this ridiculous? The story of Q Those who subscribe to …
Why people believe in conspiracy theories
An expert explains the psychology of conspiratorial thinking
What Conspiracy Theory Are You?
How the internet fuels conspiracy theories
Conspiracy theories tend to be shared within communities that already agree with them. There's no doubt the internet can fuel conspiracy theories — however, there's evidence they've been around since ancient Rome. The internet fosters polarized online communities among conspiracy believers.
10 Crazy Conspiracy Theories That Became Conspiracy Facts
Unfortunately, there are those who seek to lie and invent fictions for monetary gain and fame. Disinformation, propaganda, and dishonesty exist at all levels of society. However, sometimes conspiracy theories turn out to be true. Therefore, it’s worth assessing them, even if their claims appear wholly outlandish. Especially if their claims appear wholly outlandish.
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Why we believe conspiracy theories
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Five myths about conspiracy theories
Countering conspiracy theories with critical thinking
The First Amendment protects all kinds of speech we don’t like, but nothing in those 45 words prevents us from critically evaluating what we believe — or choose to retweet.
A guide to the Google ad-blocking conspiracy theories
Beyond cleaning up the web, Google wants to shore up its ad business and keep setting the rules for the open web, speculators say.
The right wing has perfected the art of combining conspiracy theories with facts
Historical fact makes right-wing fantasies more plausible
Why conspiracy theories flourish on the right
New research identifies the sorts of people attracted to conspiracies. They sound familiar.
10 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True
Thanks to powerful revelations by Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, WikiLeaks, and generations of intrepid journalists, we now know that many outlandish geopolitical and domestic “conspiracy theories” were and are cold-blooded truths of the modern world.
How the Internet Changed Conspiracy Theories
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Why Americans turn to conspiracy theories
Conspiracy theories have been a central feature in American politics since before the Revolution.
Why so many people believe conspiracy theories
Many people around the world believe that events are being controlled by others.
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What's behind the conspiracy theory about "coerced" abortions
So the amount of conspiracy theorist bullshit around Planned Parenthood is growing dramatically, as Fox News is adding the anti-choice myth that women don’t choose abortion, but are forced into it by an evil feminist/male pervert/gynecologist conspiracy to make women, uh, “sexually available”: Penny Nance of Concerned Women For America: “Planned Parenthood is not a safe place for vulnerable women. It is a place that exploits women. And now we know, coerces them into abortion …
10 Presidential Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories are some of the most captivating things to read in our world. Some of us have probably spent hours on the Internet reading about them,