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Grave peril of digital conspiracy theories: ‘What happens when no one believes anything anymore?’

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WASHINGTON Days after Maui's wildfires killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of homes last August, a shocking claim spread with alarming speed on YouTube and TikTok: The blaze on the Hawaiian island was set deliberately, using futuristic energy weapons…[Continue Reading...]

Cancelled? No, Russell Brand’s coining it: He dines at the local Ivy barefoot in a kimono. And he’s turned the village pub into an HQ pumping out online conspiracy theories that earn him millions…

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Lunchtime at the Crown Inn near Stonor in Oxfordshire and the pub looks busy enough. Indeed there is a gathering of young people here — but nobody is sitting at the polished wooden bar, and there are no beer barrels…[Continue Reading...]

‘Vaccine’ Against Conspiracy Theories Could Be Closer Than You Think

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Conspiracy theories are nothing new. But, since the evolution of the internet, their ability to spread around the world has increased exponentially. As of 2022, roughly 70 percent Americans see misinformation as a major threat to society, compared to 57…[Continue Reading...]

People working on climate solutions are facing a big obstacle: conspiracy theories

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Communities big and small are trying to rein in climate change. But many people working on these climate solutions are running into a big obstacle: falsehoods and conspiracy theories about their work. So what does this mean for fighting global…[Continue Reading...]

Trump Faces an Assassination Plot, Conspiracist Alex Jones Alleges

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Former President Trump is destined to be assassinated by "the deep state establishment," according to InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. interview Trump is currently facing felony indictments on charges of falsifying business records in New York and at the federal…[Continue Reading...]

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