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Wacky GOP Stunts Cement Its Status As The Pro-Pandemic And Pro-Insurrection Party

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Don't Try This At Home While you may have been tracking the latest developments in the infrastructure dance in the Senate or the evolving understanding of the Delta variant or the Tokyo Olympics or even the MLB trade deadline, House Republicans were busy Thursday undertaking not one but TWO different stunts to cement its status as the pro-pandemic/pro-insurrection party: Stunt One: House GOPers "visited" the Senate side of the Capit...
Tags: Florida, News, Cdc, Washington, Senate, Massachusetts, Austin, Gop, Philippines, Hawaii, House, Delta, Mlb, Tokyo, Michigan, Walter Reed

John McAfee Virus Infects QAnon

The late John McAfee was a lot of things: a rumored rapist, murderer, and speed-fiend who somehow escaped prosecution, but also a libertarian cryptocurrency shark facing a Securities and Exchange Commission complaint and, of course, the founder of the security company bearing his name. Now, the Daily Beast reports, …Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Human Behavior, Donald Trump, Securities And Exchange Commission, John Mcafee, Trumpism, Alt Right, McAfee, Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew Gordon, John F Kennedy Jr, 8chan, QAnon

Parkland shooting survivor: My QAnon dad is convinced that it was all a hoax

On February 14, 2018, a gunman at Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killed 17 people and injured 17 more. Last week, one former Parkland student, using an anonymous account on Reddit, posted the following: "I survived the Stoneman Douglas school shooting and my dad is suddenly convinced I'm a liar and part of a false-flag operation…" He'll say stuff like this straight to my face whenever he's drinking: 'You're a real piece of work to be able to sit here and act like no...
Tags: Post, News, Reddit, Crazy, Gun Violence, Parkland, Parkland Florida, QAnon, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Stoneman Douglas, Parkland School Shooting

The 'QAnon Shaman' is in plea negotiations after being diagnosed with mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, report says

Jacob Chansley, also known as the "QAnon Shaman," at the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Capitol riot suspect known as "QAnon Shaman" is in plea negotiations, his lawyer told Reuters. The negotiations come after Jacob Chansley was diagnosed with several mental illnesses while in prison. Chansley, pictured in horns and fur on January 6, was one of the most visible people at the riot. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Virginia, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Jesus, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Buddha, Capitol, Watkins, Tom Porter, Bureau of Prisons, QAnon

U.S. Intel Officials Eyed DLive as Recruitment Vehicle for Neo-Nazis Targeting Young Gamers

Growing interest among a host of violent extremists in a lesser-known livestreaming app—one that’s largely geared toward younger gamers—prompted U.S. intelligence officials in January to circulate warnings to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies only days after the violent siege at the U.S. Capitol.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Articles, Social Media, Intel, New York Times, Bittorrent, Video Hosting, Trump, Deception, Alt Right, Jackie Speier, Patrick Casey, Ryan Shapiro, Nick Fuentes

Judge frees QAnon believer charged in Capitol riot because 'he had no basic understanding of where he even was that day'

NurPhoto/Getty A federal judge agreed to free a QAnon believer charged in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. The judge decided the man couldn't have planned the attack because "he had no basic understanding of where he even was that day." In a January 6 video, the man claims he was at the White House when he was on Capitol grounds. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal judge agreed on Tuesday to free an Iowa man from jail more than six months after his videotap...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, Washington, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Iowa, Army, Davis, Hitler, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Michael Kunzelman

What Is the Most Damaging Conspiracy Theory in History?

Not every conspiracy theory is de facto bad. Vast forces really are colluding against us, with varying degrees of intent. It is when these forces are misidentified—when blame is pinned on people equally helpless, or people who are totally made up—that things can spin out of control. The events of January 6th are just…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Writing, Articles, History, Tony Blair, Conspiracy Theories, George W Bush, Kennedy, Deception, Alt Right, Peter Knight, Richard Hofstadter, Joseph Parent, QAnon, Joseph Uscinski

Trump’s new lawsuits against social media companies are going nowhere fast

Trump’s spicy trio of lawsuits against the social media platforms that he believes wrongfully banned him have succeeded in showering the former president with a flurry of media attention, but that’s likely where the story ends. Like Trump’s quixotic and ultimately empty quest to gut Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act during his presidency, the new lawsuits are all sound and fury with little legal substance to back them up. Going to war with Twitter, Trump threatens critical social m...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York, Supreme Court, Congress, Cdc, Youtube, Government, Articles, Social Media, Tech, Ceo

Intel Officials Warned of Hate Groups Using Ashli Babbitt to Incite Terrorism Days After Capitol Siege

Hardly a week had passed since a violent mob of Americans had laid siege to their own capital on Jan. 6 in a brutish but futile attempt to reverse the course of a national election. U.S. intelligence analysts charged with monitoring terroristic threats emanating from the internet’s darkest corners were awash with…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, Nbc News, Intel, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Alt Right, Joan of Arc, Christopher Wray, Paul Gosar, Ryan Shapiro, Jeffrey Rosen, QAnon

Michael Flynn's Family Claims They Weren't Reciting a Qanon Oath, Just Doing Some Family Bonding

If you’ve ever been to a sleepover, you may have witnessed a family performing an eerie ritual, like holding hands before eating or playing charades after dinner. Michael Flynn’s family thing is firing up the grill, standing in a line, and reciting a famed QAnon oath—which was just a loving familial gesture that has…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Government, Articles, Cnn, John F Kennedy, Jeff Bridges, Trump, Leslie, Michael Flynn, Oath of Office, Flynns, Fake News, Jack Flynn, White Squall, QAnon

New Social Media Site From Team Trump Upsets Qanon Faithful With Hentai and Men In Diapers

GETTR, the new social media platform from the brilliant minds employed by our loser ex-president Donald Trump, has a lot of problems. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Articles, Software, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Real Time Web, Trumpism, Sidney Powell, Mother Jones, Donald J Trump, Michael Flynn, Jason Miller, Gab

YouTube Bans Anti-Extremism Group Right Wing Watch, Immediately Unbans Right Wing Watch

YouTube has rolled back a permanent suspension of Right Wing Watch (RWW), a nonprofit that tracks extremist individuals and groups, apparently backtracking from its stance that documenting those extremists’ actions is the same as promoting them.Read more...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Science, Youtube, Articles, Software, Vimeo, Gizmodo, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Alex Jones, Alt Right, Pat Robertson, Infowars, QAnon, Far Right Politics In The United States

Cyber Ninja CEO Leading GOP's Hoax Audit of Arizona Election Appears in QAnon 'Documentary'

The head of the “Cyber Ninjas,” the group commissioned to carry out an ultra-partisan, comically inept “audit” of 2020 votes in Maricopa County, Arizona, is also starring in a documentary claiming the CIA helped rig the elections for Joe Biden, according to Arizona reporters who attended a screening. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Arizona, Cia, World Trade Center, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Maricopa County Arizona, Patrick Byrne, Ken Bennett, Mike Lindell, MyPillow

A Trump-loving insurrectionist and a convicted stalker are among 36 QAnon supporters running for Congress in 2022

Omar Navarro (R), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (C), and Rep. Lauren Boebert (L). John Sciulli/Getty Images; Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider At least 36 QAnon-supporting candidates intend to run for Congress in 2022, Media Matters said. Some of the candidates are diehard QAnon fans, while others signal their support subtly. Experts told Insider that this shows how QAnon has evolved into a major political force. See more stories on Insider's business page...
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The Capitol rioter known as the 'Q Shaman' will take a test in prison to establish if he is mentally competent to stand trial

Jacob Anthony Chansley, the "Q Shaman," was one of several protestors to confront Capitol police officers at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Jacob Anthony Chansley, known as the 'Q Shaman', will undergo a psychological test in prison. The test is aimed at establishing if he can stand trial....
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Virginia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Getty Images, News UK, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Watkins, Littleton, US Capitol

2 years before his death, John McAfee posted a tweet saying 'If I suicide myself, I didn't - I was whackd'

John McAfee. FRED DUFOUR/AFP via Getty Images In 2019, John McAfee tweeted saying that if he appeared to die suicide it would not be true. McAfee also tweeted several times about Jeffrey Epstein's death, which he claimed was not suicide. Since McAfee died in jail, the old tweet has been widely shared, fueling speculation. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 2019 tweet posted by John McAfee said that he would not kill himself, two years before his death by suicide.McAfee...
Tags: News, Instagram, Suicide, US, Trends, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Intel, Department Of Justice, Wikileaks, Belize, John Mcafee, Reuters, McAfee, NewsMax

John McAfee's Instagram account was deleted after it posted the letter 'Q' following his suicide in jail

John McAfee. FRED DUFOUR/AFP via Getty Images John McAfee's Instagram account posted a picture of the letter "Q" following his suicide Wednesday. It appeared to be a reference to the QAnon conspiracy theory. McAfee's account is no longer available. Instagram has not responded to a request for comment. See more stories on Insider's business page. John McAfee's Instagram account seems to have been taken down after posting an apparent reference to the QAnon conspiracy theory ...
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OAN Host Who Mused About Mass Executions: I Was Just Discussing The Federal Legal Code!

The One America News Network host who mused about the possibility of mass executions of Democrats told TPM Thursday that he was simply reporting on the potential legal ramifications that would exist in a scenario in which there was a massive conspiracy to steal an election. He was not, he said, cheering for mass death. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, One America News Network, Matt Shuham, QAnon, Pearson Sharp, OAN Host Who

QAnon and on: why the fight against extremist conspiracies is far from over

Far-right conspiracies ran unchecked online in the Trump years. It’s all gone quiet since the Capitol riot, but author Mike Rothschild believes there’s a radicalised audience waiting for a new rallying pointOn 7 January this year, a day after the mob stormed the Capitol in Washington DC, a curious exchange occurred in the netherworld of global conspiracy. Alex Jones, the rasp-voiced mouthpiece of fake news for the past decade, was in conversation with the most visible leader of the previous day’...
Tags: Books, America, US news, Culture, Hillary Clinton, US politics, Washington Dc, Michelle Obama, The far right, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Sandy Hook, Jones, Trump, Alex Jones, Capitol

Accused Capitol Rioter to Judge: Pretty Please, Let Me Out of Home Detention for a Classic Car Show

One of the far-right goons awaiting trial for storming the Capitol on Jan. 6—who was infamously photographed inside Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office—wants out of home detention to go to a car show.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Barnett, Trumpism, United States Capitol, United States Capitol Police, Joseph McBride, QAnon, Bigo, Electoral Violence, Fascism In The United States, United States Capitol Attack

Biden admin will share more info with online platforms on ‘front lines’ of domestic terror fight

The Biden administration is outlining new plans to combat domestic terrorism in light of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and social media companies have their own part to play. The White House released a new Tuesday. The plan acknowledges the key role that online platforms play in bringing violent ideas into the mainstream, going as far as calling social media sites the “front lines” of the war on domestic terrorism. “The widespread availability of domestic terrorist recruitment mater...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Politics, Attorney General, White House, Social Media, Tech, Policy, United States, Terrorism, Biden, Counter-terrorism, U.s. Government, Social Media Platforms, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

QAnon Is, Somehow, About to Get Worse, FBI Warns

QAnon, the rabidly pro-Donald Trump conspiracy theory and future of the GOP, may have been seriously wounded by its godhead’s failure to ascend to transcendent levels of power this year. But they haven’t gone away, and the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are warning Congress that disaffected believers may even…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Articles, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trumpism, Alt Right, Christopher Wray, Christopher Davis, Martin Heinrich, Fake News, 8chan

FBI reportedly warns US lawmakers that QAnon supporters may get more violent

Guests cheer for President Donald Trump as he speaks at a rally to show support for Ohio Republican congressional candidate Troy Balderson on August 4, 2018 in Lewis Center, Ohio. Balderson faces Democratic challenger Danny O'Connor for Ohio's 12th Congressional District on Tuesday. Scott Olson/Getty Images) The FBI warned lawmakers that QAnon supporters could become more violent. The warning was part of a report on the conspiratorial organization provided to lawmakers. The report...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Ohio, Donald Trump, Scott Olson Getty, US Capitol, Danny O Connor, QAnon, Troy Balderson, Kelly McLaughlin, Speed desk, DVE

QAnon followers think a cicada landing on Biden may be a veiled communication from Q

Followers of the QAnon movement are pointing to an incident where a cicada landed on Joe Biden's neck at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. They are saying the insect landing on him may be coded "comms" from the mysterious "Q." Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images The QAnon world is bugging out about something new - cicadas landing on President Biden. A post on a 225,000-member QAnon Telegram chat said the insects landing on Biden may be "comms" from Q. This is because the cicadas spend 17...
Tags: News, Maryland, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Andrews Air Force Base, Cicadas, QAnon, Robert Nickelsberg Getty, Cheryl Teh, CICADA COMMS

Cops Are Using Facebook to Target Line 3 Pipeline Protest Leaders, New Documents Reveal

Protests against Enbridge’s Line 3 have been ramping up in Minnesota—and so has the response from authorities. A video went viral this week of a Department of Homeland Security helicopter sandblasting protesters following mass arrests. But some police tactics are far less visible while causing long-term hardship.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Minnesota, Articles, Environmentalism, Department Of Homeland Security, Environmental Justice, Mississippi River, Enbridge, Minnesota Public Radio, Aitkin County, Dakota Access Pipeline, Oil Pipelines, Winona LaDuke, QAnon, Pipelines In Canada

Defendant, who prosecutors say stormed Capitol in a QAnon shirt, says he 'fell victim' to conspiracies and was fed 'a pack of lies' by Trump

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington. Doug Jensen, an Iowa man at center, was jailed early Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 on federal charges, including trespassing and disorderly conduct counts, for his alleged role in the Capitol riot. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File Iowa man Douglas Jensen was charged with relating to activity at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. In a new reque...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, Trends, Washington Dc, Iowa, Trump, Capitol, Jensen, DES MOINES Iowa, Capitol Building, U S Capitol Police, Goodman, McNamee Getty, Christopher Davis, QAnon

Scott Morrison and QAnon: What we already know about the prime minister’s connection to a conspiracy theorist

The ABC’s Four Corners has delayed airing a program about the prime minister’s connection to a QAnon figure, but much of the detail is already on the public record.It has been two years since the public first learned of the prime minister, Scott Morrison’s, connection to a prominent Australian proponent of the fringe QAnon conspiracy theory.Last week, the story made an unexpected comeback, courtesy of the ABC’s crack investigative team at Four Corners and a controversial decision to delay a prog...
Tags: Abc, Australia news, Australian politics, Australian media, Scott Morrison, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Four Corners, QAnon

Son makes a documentary about his QAnon-infected mother

Sean Donnelly is an animator and filmmaker. In this touching, sad, and kind of terrifying video, he chronicles his mother's descent into the madness of QAnon conspiracy theories.Image: Screengra
Tags: Post, Video, News, Documentaries, Conspiracy Theories, Sean Donnelly, Alt-right, QAnon, Qanonsense

Texas GOP Chair Who Branded Party With QAnon-esque Slogan Quits Abruptly

Allen West, the chair of the Texas Republican party who branded the party with a QAnon-sounding slogan, announced his resignation suddenly on Friday. [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: Texas, News, Allen West, Texas Republicans, QAnon, Kate Riga, Texas Republican Party

Lauren Boebert Spends Drought Hearing Rambling About ‘Green New Deal Extremists’

Rep. Lauren Boebert, the gun-toting, Trump-loving, riot-goading, Congresswoman from Colorado, has a new conspiratorial obsession. And she’s fixated on it rather than working to address the multiple environmental crises facing her state. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, Colorado, Environment, Articles, Joe Biden, United States, Environmentalism, Biden, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Breitbart, Koch Industries, Lisa Murkowski