The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol dealt a fact-based blow to efforts to rebrand the insurrection as a false flag orchestrated by the FBI. The […] The post New Jan. 6 revelations on Ray Epps, others u
Former President Trump and Republican lawmakers are attacking a former Marine based on innuendo and baseless suspicion
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack dealt a fact-based blow to the efforts by Fox News host Tucker Carlson and others to spin the insurrection as a false flag orchestrated by the FBI.
It is the first time the Justice Department has brought a seditious conspiracy charge in connection with the attack on the Capitol.
Quick Take James Ray Epps was at the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. But there is no evidence that he was an FBI plant assigned to instigate the riot, as a conspiracy theory — embraced by at least two members of Congress — claims. There is ev
Elizabeth Holmes was convicted of duping investors into believing her startup Theranos had developed a revolutionary medical device that could detect a multitude of diseases and conditions from a few drops of blood.
Do gematria codes used by conspiracy theories always result in matches? Yes, that's true: Gematria is a form of numerology in which the letters of the alphabet are substituted with corresponding numbers. A single word or phrase can yield
The content of the letter by WEF is misrepresented to show that the conspiracy theory is real.
Is there a legitimate movement made up of people trying to raise awareness that birds are not real but are actually government spy drones that charge on power lines and drop tracking devices on cars? No. This parody movement is supported
Says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby doesn’t exist.
In his controversial and conspiratorial documentary series attempting to rewrite the events of Jan. 6, Fox News host Tucker Carlson described the attack on the U.S. Capitol as a false-flag operation contrived to frame, trap and “purge” Trum
A debunked conspiracy theory that claims federal agents incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is making a new appearance in Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s new three-part documentary series, “Patriot Purge.” The controversial series that start
Are COVID vaccines toxic and did mysterious "globalists" seek to kill off the weak and enslave the rest of the world's population by triggering the pandemic? No, that's not true: Both are recycled conspiracy theories, being repeated in a
Through deceptive editing, Carlson sought to portray the president of a proponent of "replacement theory."
Within hours of the attacks, misinformation emerged online. It would be the start of a two-decade expansion and elevation of internet conspiracy theories.
Outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a New Jersey man held up his hand for a camera as he told a local TV reporter about the chaotic scene he’d just witnessed inside the building. His palm was smeared with blood — blood that belonged to Ashli Babb
A rise in COVID-19 infections in Australia in the summer of 2021 brought a new conundrum: how to push vaccinations amid a surge in online disinformation.
Quick Take Videos on social media suggest that holes in the return envelopes being used for mail-in ballots in California were designed to allow election officials to peek inside and toss out ballots in favor of recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom. Officials s
The airport is a hub for both travel and urban legends.
The idea that the CIA popularized the term "conspiracy theorist" to stop critical thinkers from asking questions is, in itself, a conspiracy theory.
SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 vaccines currently in use must be administered via injection. But Instagram posts baselessly suggest that Bill Gates and George Soros will use COVID-19 tests to secretly vaccinate people who haven’t yet received the s
Does a podcaster's online video prove there are no SARS-CoV-2 variants, that there's no pandemic and that COVID-19 isn't a novel disease? No, that's not true: coronavirus conspiracist David Martin's claims fly in the face of the establish
SciCheck Digest Following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, social media posts baselessly suggest that he and other world leaders were killed or died because they opposed COVID-19 vaccination in their countries. All the leaders nam
At the heart of the conspiracy theory: Multiple brick-and-mortar Mattress Firm stores were sometimes situated in close proximity.
Video of the incident has been viral for years.
SciCheck Digest A list of the ingredients used in COVID-19 vaccines is publicly available, and the ingredients don’t include microchips. Yet claims advancing conspiracy theories that they do continue to flourish. A recent video purports to show a
Officer Michael Fanone said he had tried for weeks to secure a meeting with McCarthy.
The former tech entrepreneur was found dead in his prison cell hours after Spain approved his extradition to the U.S. to face tax evasion charges.
Television presenter Tucker Carlson pushed another far right conspiracy theory downplaying the rioters who attacked the United States Capitol in January 2021, suggesting on his show that the attack was orchestrated by federal “operatives.”
Claims that media outlets are reusing images of people injured following a gas leak in India to illustrate a story on the Covid-19 death toll in the country have been circulating online. Some Instagram users have suggested that this is propaganda being
Some bizarre theories about the virus have prompted believers to burn 5G cell towers, shut down vaccination clinics or even ingest poisons touted as cures.
As the world struggles to break the grip of COVID-19, psychologists and misinformation experts are studying why the pandemic spawned so many conspiracy theories, which have led people to eschew masks, social distancing and vaccines.
QAnon-linked social media posts seek to tie the Clintons to a ship that blocked the Suez Canal, saying the vessel has been used for human trafficking. The Clinton Foundation, however, says it has no ships, while an international maritime safety agency
Not all dots connect.
Reports of a container ship creating a traffic jam on the Suez Canal in Egypt quickly became grist for online conspiracy theorists, who spun the story into another smear against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As the BBC reported, the Ever G
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Much of the job of correcting misinformation about COVID-19 has fallen to the world’s front-line medical workers.
Social media posts claim that the stage at a major US conservative political conference was deliberately shaped like a Nazi symbol. But the stage was designed by a small company that said it was unaware of the shape’s Nazi connotation, and conference
We’ve been asked by readers on Whatsapp to look at claims about something called “Agenda 2030”, and its links to claims that Covid-19 is being used to begin the “enslavement of humanity”. Agenda 2030 for Sustainable