conspiracism

Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ is on the ballot by way of delusional GOP candidates anxious for his endorsement
Democracy may have prevailed in the face of former President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election but unfortunately the "Big Lie" is still a problem. According to Yahoo! News, the future of democracy is still hanging in the ba ...[Read more]
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Network of Right-Wing Health Care Providers Is Making Millions Off Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, Hacked Data Reveals
The data also reveals that 72,000 people paid at least $6.7 million for Covid-19 consultations promoted by America’s Frontline Doctors and vaccine conspiracist Simone Gold. ...[Read more]
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The anti-vaxxers’ lies are collapsing around them as mandates come into full force
A similar pattern played out across the country. Deadlines were imposed. Blood oaths were taken. Anxieties grew. Americans of seemingly sound mind swore they'd never get vaccinated against their will. Then — obedience. The people who said they'd never d ...[Read more]
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Conspiracist Thinking Is the Result of 40 Years of Social Atomization
Amid a disorienting explosion of crises and social shifts, there are worrying signs that some parts of the Left are becoming more susceptible to conspiracist ways of thinking. It’s a symptom of social atomization in the neoliberal era — but we don’t ...[Read more]
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Dangerous transmissions: anti-vax radio shows reach millions in US while stars die of Covid
Media watchdogs suggest that some basic level of responsibility to the public should be required to keep a broadcast license ...[Read more]
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‘They’re gonna kill me’: MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell launches into a paranoid rant about the government
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell defended his appallingly bad and debunked three-hour election conspiracy theory "documentary" called "Absolute Truth," by saying he was so scared for his life during the Trump presidency that he prayed the federal government did ...[Read more]
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How Capitol riot-related charges against Infowars co-host could lead to big problems for Alex Jones
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday announced charges against InfoWars co-host Owen Shroyer in connection with the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Shroyer, who hosts a Web series on the conspiracy-driven network run by Alex Jones, is facing charges of "disor ...[Read more]
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Why anti-vaxx attitudes fit so perfectly with far-right ideology across the globe
It is increasingly clear that much resistance to vaccination in the United States is driven by partisanship. Fox News has spent months comparing vaccination efforts to apartheid and forced sterilization. Conservative politicians have been vaccinated in pr ...[Read more]
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California man charged with killing his children claimed he was enlightened by QAnon, FBI says
A California surfing school owner has been charged with killing his two young children after driving them from their home in Santa Barbara to Mexico. During an interview with the FBI, Matthew Taylor Coleman confessed that he had taken his two-year-old so ...[Read more]
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‘Cognitive contagion’: Behavioral scientist explains how far-right fearmongering suppresses your higher brain function
Norman, who leads the Humanism Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University, opens his piece by discussing the QAnon conspiracy cult — noting that in 2020, thousands of QAnon supporters "were fed a ludicrous story about Satan-worshipping, 'deep state' pedop ...[Read more]
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‘They’ve turned into raging monsters’: Noam Chomsky links GOP lies to Nazi propaganda
"The majority of the population gets by paycheck to paycheck," Chomsky told Masciotra. "Real wages have stagnated for 40 years. The gains of productivity growth concentrate in very few pockets. This leads to…. unfocused anger. Is it surprising? People a ...[Read more]
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