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A bizarre conspiracy theory puts Bill Gates at the centre of the coronavirus crisis — and major conservative pundits are circulating it

As the coronavirus pandemic has spread around the world, with millions infected and thousands dead, billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has pledged a quarter billion dollars to combat the disease through his foundation. Gates has been an advocate for pandemic preparedness for years, and his Bill and Melinda […]
A bizarre conspiracy theory puts Bill Gates at the centre of the coronavirus crisis — and major conservative pundits are circulating it
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Google finally boots the Infowars app, 18 months after Apple

Google has removed the Infowars Android app from its Play Store. According to WIRED, the move was prompted by Infowars founder Alex Jones disputing the need for social distancing, shelter in place measures, and quarantine efforts in a video published on the app. Jones espouses conspiracy theories on a wide […]
Google finally boots the Infowars app, 18 months after Apple
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Trump’s most die-hard media supporters are proving that owning the libs is more important to them than the lives of their fellow Americans during the coronavirus pandemic

To all of Donald Trump’s most hardcore media supporters, the novel coronavirus pandemic is not the final step in a grand conspiracy against you or your dear leader. You are spreading misinformation to an enormous audience, misinformation that could put lives in danger. Feel free to “own the libs” all […]
Trump’s most die-hard media supporters are proving that owning the libs is more important to them than the lives of their fellow Americans during the coronavirus pandemic
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A YouTuber who was reportedly connected to the Christchurch shooter had his channel deleted then reinstated, and it’s a perfect example of YouTube’s confusing hate speech policies

Earlier this week, YouTube deleted the channels of two popular far-right YouTubers, then reinstated them both less than two days later. YouTube announced new policies for dealing with hate speech in June in an effort to stop the spread of extremist content on the video streaming platform. In a recent […]
A YouTuber who was reportedly connected to the Christchurch shooter had his channel deleted then reinstated, and it’s a perfect example of YouTube’s confusing hate speech policies
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A day after ranting about social media censorship, Trump retweets conspiracy site InfoWars and a far-right personality ‘at the precipice of outright white nationalism’

After decrying the removal of several far-right personalities from social media platforms, President Donald Trump retweeted several people that espouse similar views, including Infowars contributor Paul Joseph Watson and Canadian far-right activist Lauren Southern. Trump also retweeted videos from Infowars and from an unverified account called “Deep State Exposed.” Trump’s […]
A day after ranting about social media censorship, Trump retweets conspiracy site InfoWars and a far-right personality ‘at the precipice of outright white nationalism’