Hurricane Ian was orchestrated as part of a pandemic-related conspiracy to devastate Floridians.
A scholar of conspiracy theories at Ruhr University Bochum explored the question.
After winking at QAnon for years, Donald Trump is overtly embracing the baseless conspiracy theory, even as the number of frightening real-world events linked to it grows.
A Michigan woman whose father committed a fatal shooting attack against their family on September 11 2022 identified the “QAnon” conspiracy theory and several strands of online disinformation for the mental degeneration that preceded his ac
Says of 9/11, “Two planes can’t cause three buildings to collapse in free-fall time.”
Queen Elizabeth II was a reptile.
“Prince was sacrificed for (Queen Elizabeth II’s) 90th birthday.”
“We all know the Queen’s been dead for a while now,” and her death is part of a dark conspiracy involving pedophilia or child trafficking.
Thousands of monkeypox infections have been directly confirmed in laboratories, and the Covid-19 vaccines have not caused widespread damage to people’s immune systems
A U.S. defense contractor and his wife who lived for decades under the identities of two dead Texas children have been charged with identity theft and conspiring against the government.
Antarctica has “an entrance to a different world” — a “mythic land” with green forests, giant animals, and “extraterrestrial technologies.”
CNN coverage has evidence of the “single most egregious, real-time example of electronic vote fraud.”
Quick Take Internet trolls have used the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and a fake tweet purportedly from Abe, to promote a long-standing, unfounded conspiracy theory that the Clintons are responsible for the deaths of multiple peo
The images appear alongside other pictures of water tanks used to simulate the weight of passengers during flight testing, but don’t prove anything.
Mysterious benefactors and controversial engravings on the Georgia Guidestones fueled speculation that the monument was connected to the New World Order, an unfounded conspiracy theory. These claims spurred past vandalism of the monument.
A satirical article in 2020 claimed that St Thomas’ Hospital made staff sign the Official Secrets Act when Mr Johnson was admitted, and sent home those who refused—but none of this was true.
The death of Michael Stenger, the Senate sergeant-at-arms at the time of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol, fueled a number of rumors and conspiracy theories online.
The cause of death for the former U.S. Senate sergeant at arms is unknown as of this writing, but that didn't stop the internet from inventing a cause.
Gates' joke came in response to a tweet from "The Daily Show's" Twitter account about Microsoft ending its support of the Internet Explorer web browser.
Federal prosecutors allege the group coordinated an attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.
SciCheck Digest COVID-19 vaccines don’t contain microchips and have readily available ingredient lists. But social media posts use an old clip of the Pfizer CEO talking about an “electronic pill” to leave the false impression he was confirming a
REVIEW On 13 May 2022, the U.K. Health Security Agency (UKHSA) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of two confirmed cases of monkeypox in patients from the same household and without recent travel history to areas where the virus circulates
A 2021 article about monkeypox that used a photo of a shingles rash proves the monkeypox virus is a hoax.
A Facebook post linked several unfounded claims to create one conspiracy theory about U.S. baby formula shortages. “(Pfizer) says do not breastfeed,” the May 17 post said. “Baby formula shortages everywhere. Gates […] The post
“(Pfizer) says do not breastfeed. Baby formula shortages everywhere. Gates promotes brand new artificial breast milk technology. All within less than a 2 week period. …Nothing to see here."
A reporter who covered the Buffalo supermarket shooting was a "crisis actor."
Did President Joe Biden, George Soros and former President Barack Obama talk about fulfilling the conspiracy theory of tyrannically taking over the world, otherwise known as the New World Order? No, that's not true: The quotes are legitim
At the heart of the brouhaha is Florida's new so-called "stop woke" law.
“Disneyland estates have been used for MK-ULTRA mind control, human trafficking, occult rituals, and parading sexual deviants.”
Does a 2009 television show prove the COVID-19 pandemic was planned? No, that's not true: There is no evidence presented in the nearly three-minute clip from the "Secret Societies" episode of the truTV show "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse V
Long before she was revealed to have been pushing for the overturning of the 2020 presidential election, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas — the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — trafficked in conspiracy theories in disinfor
The U.S. president did not accidentally admit to the New World Order conspiracy being true. but used the phrase in the context of geopolitics.
Ukraine’s biological research laboratories have been in the news in recent weeks as Russia, China and a number of media pundits falsely claimed that their existence was proof that the […] The post Broken URLs helped fuel the unfounded conspirac
Links to fact sheets about biological research laboratories on the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine website have been broken since May 2021 due to a State Department website upgrade, not an attempt to hide the information.
Russia's baseless claims about secret American biological warfare labs in Ukraine are taking root in the U.S. too.
Quick Take Rothschild & Co. has an office in Moscow and has been operating in Russia since the mid-1990s. Yet posts on social media falsely claim that Russia has barred the Rothschild banking family from doing business in the country. The claim is
The leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group was arrested on a conspiracy charge for his suspected role in a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol said for the first time that its evidence suggests crimes may have been committed by former President Donald Trump and his associates.
"Since 2000, the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy have been spraying the entire United States sky with the toxic brew of chemicals and other biologic agents."