Tag: conspiracy

Punish Everyone Involved In Trump’s Seditious Conspiracy Against The U.S.

January 10, 2021
One consequence of any failed coup attempt is being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In many nations that means summary execution by a firing squad. But this is America and anyone remotely connected to Wednesday’s attack on the American government must be severely punished as an enemy combatant attempting to subvert the government

Trump Is Using Election Fraud Conspiracy Theories To Raise Money For A Personal Slush Fund

December 2, 2020
Donald Trump is raising money more quickly as an election loser than he did as a candidate during the presidential campaign. On Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow pointed out that since the election, Trump has raised $170 million – most of which is going into a slush fund that the outgoing president can use to fund

Trump supporters didn’t become conspiracy theorists, conspiracy theorists became Trump supporters

September 3, 2020
The “quotas” excuse is harmful in so many ways. First, it leaves a large number of poorly informed white men nursing a grudge over a nonexistent “wrong.” Second, it perpetuates the upside-down mythology that white men are somehow at a disadvantage in the workplace. Third, the fact that so many interviewers feel comfortable in using this

Trump Spread Multiple Conspiracy Theories on Monday. Here Are Their Roots.

September 1, 2020
In a wide-ranging interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday night, President Trump spread multiple conspiracy theories about the protests that have erupted across the nation. Many of Mr. Trump’s unfounded claims can be traced back to narratives that have been swirling online for months.Here are three of the baseless conspiracy theories that

Facebook Removes 790 QAnon Groups to Fight Conspiracy Theory

August 20, 2020
“There needs to be a real change in how these platforms think about conspiracy theories and the real-world harm they cause,” said Cindy Otis, vice president of analysis for Alethea Group, an organization that investigates disinformation. “Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen QAnon move much faster than the social media platforms to

Kushner Does Not Reject “Birther” Conspiracy Theory About Kamala Harris

August 14, 2020
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner did not outright reject a conspiracy theory his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, ignited about Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who this week Democrat Joe Biden announced would be his running mate in this year’s race for the White House. The president had suggested that Harris may not “meet the requirements”

QAnon’s crazy-quilt conspiracy universe has grown to immense size during the pandemic

August 12, 2020
NBC News’ Ari Sen and Brandy Zadrozny reported this week that Facebook has undertaken an investigation into the spread of QAnon material on its social-media platform, and its findings so far are daunting and disturbing: There are thousands of Facebook groups spreading the conspiracy theories with millions of members.   “The top 10 groups identified