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Why QAnon are pinning their last desperate hopes on Trump emerging as president on March 4

Some QAnon conspiracy theorists believe that former President Donald Trump will be sworn in on March 4, 2021. John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images QAnon followers believe that Trump will be reinstated as president on March 4, 2021. The conspiracy theory is rooted in the discredited beliefs of the sovereign citizen movement. It has gained popularity with QAnon followers after being circulated on Telegram and Gam. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. QAnon followers...
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The wildest 5G conspiracy theories explained — and debunked

5G is currently rolling out to the public, and as with any new technology, there are a number of conspiracy theories surrounding it.
Tags: Mobile, News, Trends, Conspiracy Theories, 5g, Coronavirus

Nashville Bombing Suspect Was Anti-Government Extremist, Believed in Lizard People: Report

In the early hours of Christmas Day in 2020, an RV in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, began broadcasting the sounds of gunfire and warnings for anyone in earshot to immediately evacuate. After about 15 minutes, it exploded, killing the perpetrator, wounding at least eight others, and damaging hundreds of buildings.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Nashville, Conspiracy Theories, Deception, Nashville Tennessee, Alt Right, David Icke, New World Order, Fake News, QAnon, Nashville bombing, Pseudohistory, Far Right Politics In The United States, Terrorism In The United States

QAnoners prepare for Trump's inauguration on March 4. When it doesn't happen they will become Qnuttier than ever

Years ago I read a book about doomsday cults. I can't remember the title, but one fact stood out. It doesn't matter that cult leaders are always wrong about predicting that an important event will occur on a certain date. In fact, failed predictions make the followers more devoted to the cult than before. — Read the rest
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Video compilation of people who think snow is fake

Yesterday, Jason posted a video from someone in Texas who couldn't melt a snowball in 10 seconds with a hairdryer and seems to think something funny is going on. Like dogs barking at the rain, many us are mystified and annoyed by the whims of nature. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Texas, Science, News, Conspiracy Theories, Jason, Common Sense, Science Fiction Movies

Policeman's deathbed confession: the NYPD and the FBI killed Malcolm X

Since 1965, the story has been that members of the Nation of Islam killed Malcolm X. Now, the family of New York police officer Raymond Wood have shared Wood's deathbed letter claiming that the FBI and the New York Police Department conspired to kill Malcolm X. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, New York, News, Fbi, Civil Rights, Conspiracy Theories, Wood, New York Police Department, Malcolm X, Malcolm, Malcolm X Read, Raymond Wood

Read this wonderfully surreal webcomic about intergalactic orgasms and the moon landing.

This is one of the things where you go "What the fuck did I just read and why am I feeling so incredibly moved by it." It's by Mads Horwath, who has also worked as a cartoonist for the New Yorker and . — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Comics, News, Funny, Webcomics, Cartoons, Cartoonists, Aliens, The moon, Conspiracy Theories, Moon Landing, Surreal, Web Comics, To The Moon, Mads Horwath

How a South Carolina mom went from believing in QAnon to becoming an anti-Trumper in under a month

Ashley Vanderbilt was a supporter of the QAnon conspiracy theory until Inauguration Day. Getty Images Ashley Vanderbilt, 27, started believing in the QAnon conspiracy theory last fall. After Inauguration Day, the South Carolina mom started to question the fringe group's beliefs. In an interview with Insider, she described her transformation from a QAnon fanatic to a potential Democrat voter. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On the day of President Joe Biden's inaugur...
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Did Kurt Cobain fake his death and re-invent himself as Rivers Cuomo? Producer Rick Rubin asks Rivers Cuomo.

There have been a lot of different conspiracy theories about Kurt Cobain in the nearly-30 years since his unfortunate death by suicide. But a new one that I just learned about is Kurt actually faked his death and re-invented himself under a new name: Rivers Cuomo, the frontman of Weezer. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Music Industry, Conspiracy Theories, Nirvana, Conspiracy Theory, Kurt Cobain, Cuomo, Songwriting, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo, Kurt, Rick Rubin, Singer-songwriters, Broken Record

Facebook's news ban heightens the risk of misinformation and conspiracies spreading in Australia, critics warn

An anti-lockdown protester is seen holding a sign at ANZ Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Jenny Evans/Getty Facebook banned news outlets from sharing articles in Australia in protest at potential regulation. Experts said the removal of reliable news sources could exacerbate misinformation around the pandemic. Experts bashed Facebook as nothing but 'cute cats and conspiracy theories' following the decision.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Technology, Australia, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Sydney, Conspiracy Theories, Damian Collins, ANZ Stadium, Easton, Bureau of Meteorology, Peter Lewis

How reporter Rob Price got an inside look into Gaia and its world of conspiracy theories and alternative media

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Rob Price is an investigative reporter at Insider. Rob Price Insider is taking you behind the scenes of our best stories with our new series, The Inside Story. This week, Insider's Grace O'Connell-Joshua spoke with tech correspondent Rob Price about his recent investigation into Gaia, a streaming business with a wild catalog of conspiracy theories, new-age mysticism, and yoga. You can read Price's full story here. Insider correspondent Rob Price is k...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, India, Trends, Netflix, Investigative journalism, Streaming, Conspiracy Theories, Gaïa, Rob Price, Tech Insider, Inside Story, Connell Joshua, Samantha Lee Business Insider Rob Price

Congress to hold hearing on news media's role in promoting conspiracy theories about COVID-19 and the 2020 election

Supporters of US President Donald Trump fly a US flag with a symbol from the group QAnon as they gather outside the US Capitol January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images House Democrats are holding a hearing on the media's role in promoting "disinformation and extremism." The hearing, by the Energy and Commerce Committee, will be held remotely on February 24. It will feature testimony from as-yet-unnamed "media experts." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stor...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Fox News, Extremism, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Charles Davis, Steve Hilton, Capitol, House Energy and Commerce Committee

Dominion Tells Facebook, Parler, And Other Sites to Keep the Receipts

Dominion Voting Systems is taking some of the most vocal election fraud conspiracy theorists to court over their toothless claims in a string of billion-dollar defamation lawsuits. But with social media platforms purging far-right commentators and cracking down on election misinformation among other long-overdue…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Software, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Electronic Voting, Sidney Powell, Florida Republicans, Parler, QAnon, Dominion Voting Systems, Far Right Politics In The United States, Conspiracy Theories In The United States, Dominion Tells Facebook Parler

11 Republicans voted with Democrats to strip far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., sits in the House Chamber after they reconvened for arguments over the objection of certifying Arizona's Electoral College votes in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File The House voted to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments in a 230-199 vote. Eleven Republicans broke with the caucus to vote in favor of the resolution. Greene...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Politico, US, Trends, House, House Of Representatives, Kim, Republican Party, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Staten Island, South Florida, Upton, Capitol, Salazar

House punishes Republican lawmaker who promoted violent conspiracy theories

Democrats in the House voted to strip freshman Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of some of her responsibilities Thursday, citing her penchant for violent, anti-democratic and at times anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Greene has expressed support for a range of alarming conspiracies, including the belief that the 2018 Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people was a “false flag.” That belief prompted two teachers unions to call for her removal from the House Education Committee ...
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Greene Admits 9/11 Happened — But Doesn’t Actually Disavow Her Conspiracy Theory About It

While giving a House floor speech Thursday attempting to deny the various conspiracy theories she has peddled, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) seemed to address a particularly infamous belief of hers. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, House, Conspiracy Theories, 9/11, Greene, Cristina Cabrera, Marjorie Taylor Greene

Voting Machine Company Smartmatic Hits Trump Cronies, Fox News With $2.7 Billion Dollar Lawsuit

Since the 2020 election was called for Joe Biden as the winner, Donald Trump and his team of lawyers, sycophants, and media representatives have engaged in a broad disinformation campaign to obscure the truth. A string of lawsuits from the voting machine manufacturer Dominion began in January, and the legal effort has…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Joe Biden, Fox News, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, NewsMax, Dominion, Smartmatic, Networking hardware, Dominion Voting Systems, Politics Of The United States, Donald Trump Litigation

Republicans say Marjorie Taylor Greene has 'denounced' QAnon, but she defended the conspiracy theory a month after being elected

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, holds up a "Stop the Steal" mask while speaking with fellow first-term Republican members of Congress on the steps of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 4, 2021. SAUL LOEB/Getty Images House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene had privately "denounced" QAnon.  Greene falsely said on Thursday that she never discussed QAnon while running for Congress or since being elected.  On Dec. 4, Greene tweeted a Gab post...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, Georgia, House, Conspiracy Theories, Mccarthy, Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Greene, US Capitol, Andrew Torba, Torba, Eliza Relman

Republicans privately gave conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene a standing ovation in a caucus meeting, according to reports

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is seen with her face mask pulled down as she speaks with a colleague on the floor of the House on January 3, 2021 for the swearing in of the new Congress. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty A number of House Republicans gave Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a standing ovation during a Wednesday meeting. House Democrats will vote on Thursday to strip Greene, a conspiracy theorist, of her two committee assignments.  House Republicans gathered to discuss the fates of both Greene an...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Trends, Georgia, Gop, United States, House, Nancy Pelosi, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump, Democratic, Kevin McCarthy

A Parkland mother says Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene privately said she doesn't believe school shootings were faked, but refuses to say so in public

The mother of a Parkland shooting victim (right) said she had challenged Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) about her support for conspiracy theories about school shootings. MSNBC The mother of a Parkland shooting victim said she spoke to GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Saturday. Linda Beigel Schulman said she challenged Greene over the congresswoman's claim that the shooting was faked. Schulman said Greene disavowed the conspiracy theory, but wouldn't join her on TV and do so publicly....
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Trends, Cnn, Gop, News UK, Conspiracy Theories, Msnbc, Sandy Hook, Democratic, Broward County, Greene, Tom Porter, Parkland, Schulman

Mitch McConnell says conspiracy theories are a 'cancer for the Republican Party'

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said conspiracy theorists were a "cancer for the Republican Party." Samuel Corum/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said "loony lies and conspiracy theories" are a "cancer" on his party. The statement, first reported by The Hill, appears to be in reference to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. McConnell said conspiracy theorists like her are "not living in reality." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Gr...
Tags: Politics, Congress, California, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, House, Mitch McConnell, Pentagon, Republican Party, Conspiracy Theories, Charles Davis, Sandy Hook, Hill, Clintons

Ex-QAnon believer apologizes on-air to CNN's Anderson Cooper for believing he 'ate babies' and drank children's blood

CNN's Anderson Cooper asked an ex-QAnon believer about his previously-held views. Steven Ferdman / Stringer / Getty Images As part of a two-hour CNN special, Anderson Cooper interviewed a former QAnon believer. Jitarth Jadeja, who became disillusioned with the QAnon, said he had believed that Cooper ate babies. He offered an apology to the CNN anchor for his previously-held views. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Friday night, CNN's Anderson Cooper sat down with a...
Tags: Politics, Media, Guantanamo Bay, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Anderson Cooper, Biden, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Cooper, Jadeja, Oliver Darcy, QAnon

White House Tries To Keep Bonkers GOP Mess At Arm’s Length

The White House has opted, at least for now, not to engage in discussing or formally condemning QAnon supporter Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who has advanced dangerous conspiracy theories and endorsed the execution of Democratic lawmakers. [Author: Zoe Richards]
Tags: News, White House, Conspiracy Theories, Jen Psaki, QAnon, Zoë Richards, Marjorie Taylor Greene

Marjorie Greene pushed an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory in 2018 that a space laser ignited California's worst wildfire of all time

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., wears a "Trump Won" face mask as she arrives on the floor of the House to take her oath of office on opening day of the 117th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 Erin Scott/Pool via AP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is under fire for a series of threats and conspiracy theories posted online years before being elected. After CNN reported threats she made to Democratic lawmakers, she deleted many of the posts. Media Matters for Am...
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QAnon Congresswoman Also Believes a Space Laser Sparked California's Deadliest Wildfire

It appears no conspiracy is too outlandish for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to peddle. There’s QAnon, false flag conspiracies about the Parkland shooting, and the whole election fraud lie. Now we can add a new one: That the deadly 2018 Camp Fire was ignited, intentionally, by a space laser so California could build a…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Articles, Social Issues, Wildfire, Conspiracy Theories, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Alt Right, QAnon, Camp Fire, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Pseudohistory, Disaster_accident, Religion_belief, Fringe Theory, Terrorism In The United States

How a centuries-old debate about musical tuning turned into a Nazi conspiracy theory

In the 2+ decades I've been playing guitar, I've always known that A was tuned to 440 Hertz. I didn't always know what that meant, exactly, but I understood it to be one of those truths you hold self-evident if you want to stay in tune. — Read the rest
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REVIEW: "Department of Truth," a conspiracy thriller about conspiracy theories that literally change reality

The first conspiracy theory wormhole I really remember falling down was the one about Andrew WK being replaced by an actor, either because of contractual disagreements, or the Illuminati, or something more insidious, depending on who you ask. It was the commitment to the verisimilitude of the fiction that really drew me in. — Read the rest
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will have 'conversation' with Marjorie Taylor Greene after her 'disturbing' comments on social media

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on the floor of the House on January 3, 2021 for the swearing in of the new Congress. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Hundreds of posts and comments on Rep. Taylor Greene's Facebook revealed disturbing past comments. A spokesman for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Axios he would have a conversation with Greene. The freshman lawmaker has endorsed conspiracy theories that mass shootings were staged. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. House Republi...
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Debunk the lies of anti-vaxxers

There’s more than enough to be suspicious about with Big Pharma, but know your enemy The post Debunk the lies of anti-vaxxers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Propaganda, Vaccines, Conspiracy Theories, Big Pharma, Top Six, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine

Wisconsin pharmacist accused of removing vaccine doses from clinic fridge charged with a misdemeanor

According to new court filings, Steven Brandenburg was charged with a Class A misdemeanor at his hearing at the Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Brandenburg had intentionally removed 550 doses of the Moderna vaccine from a clinic refrigerator where he worked in Wisconsin.  Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam Gerol elaborated that the nature of the charges against Brandenburg may change, depending on whether the vaccines removed are deemed to be ineffective. Visit Business Insider's ho...
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