Lindell has taken credit for the groundless prediction that Trump will be back in the White House in August. It appears he's pushing that timeline.
Trump has told people, baselessly, that he "expects he will get reinstated by August," the New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted.
Rachel Wightman, a librarian and a Christian at Concordia University in St. Paul, is leading misinformation workshops for churches across the US.
Trump hasn’t even been gone a week, but conspiracy theory culture is still clearly the base of the GOP. State Republican parties have been tweeting in support of QAnon, Holocaust deniers, and spreading “false flag” lies about the Capitol siege. Rand Paul pushed election fraud lies on national TV, and […]
Chinese state media is spreading a conspiracy theory that a US Army base created the coronavirus. It’s also pushing unproven claims about the Pfizer vaccine’s safety in older people. The disinformation push comes as WHO scientists arrive in Wuhan to study the virus’ origins. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
QAnon true believers, Proud Boys, literal neo-Nazis – they were all part of the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. And they all believe the evidence-free conspiracy theory that the election was stolen from Trump. Even though many livestreamed their crimes, a new conspiracy theory that the rioters were actually left-wing […]
With Utah posting record hospitalizations, according to the Utah Department of Health, conspiracy theorists tried to enter a hospital to prove the recent COVID-19 case surge was a hoax. Utah is recruiting medical professionals from out of state and has reported that 85% of its intensive-care-unit beds are being used, […]
Trump lost the election, by a lot. Because he’s too weak to admit he’s a loser, he’s damaging democracy. Internet “sceptics” are amplifying his fake voter fraud claims by engaging in baseless speculation couched in faux intellectual inquiry. The sceptics created smoke in search of a fire, but these gullible […]
President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the severity of the coronavirus on Twitter as new cases reached record highs across the US last week. “Cases up because we TEST, TEST, TEST,” Trump wrote. “A Fake News Media Conspiracy. Many young people who heal very fast.” On October 23, daily coronavirus […]
An investigation into whether Obama-era officials improperly “unmasked” former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s name in US intelligence reports found no substantive wrongdoing,The Washington Post reported. Attorney General William Barr tapped US attorney John Bash to lead the investigation in May, but Bash resigned last week. According to The Post, […]
Facebook said it has banned QAnon accounts across all its platforms, effective Tuesday. The move is an update to a policy the company announced in August than only banned QAnon accounts that promoted violence. Facebook has been criticised for not doing enough to curb the spread of conspiracy theories on […]
More than 7,000 people have signed a petition addressed to Pan Macmillan, calling on the publisher to stop publishing Pete Evans because of his promotion of conspiracy and anti-public health views. The publisher has confirmed their plans to publish Evans’ latest cookbook, saying the author has helped “hundreds of thousands” […]
Vice President Mike Pence will attend a fundraiser in Montana next week hosted by a couple who have posted far-right QAnon conspiracy theory memes and retweeted conspiracy posts, according to a new Associated Press report. Pence and other powerful Republicans including Kimberly Guilfoyle, GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, and RNC finance […]
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden described the QAnon conspiracy theory as “mortifying” and “dangerous,” and suggested its followers should seek mental health treatment. “I’ve been a big supporter of mental health,” Biden said at a Friday campaign event in Delaware, as first reported by Politico. “I’d recommend the people who […]
Facebook is cracking down on pages, groups, and Instagram accounts tied to the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory the social media giant announced on Wednesday. The move is part of the platform’s broader action against “offline anarchist groups that support violent acts amidst protests, US-based militia organisations and QAnon.” That action […]
Stella Immanuel, who identifies herself as a physician and appears in a viral coronavirus misinformation video, has previously made other implausible medical claims. According to The Daily Beast, Immanuel has claimed that cysts and endometriosis are a result of people having dreams that they’re having sex with demons and witches. […]
As the coronavirus pandemic has spread around the world, with millions infected and thousands dead, billionaire Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates has pledged a quarter billion dollars to combat the disease through his foundation. Gates criticised social media giants on Tuesday for enabling the spread of coronavirus misinformation and […]