Conspiracy Theories

Can you recognise antisemitism when you see it? An interactive meme adventure

After Disney dropped one of their stars over antisemitic social media posts, we look at common problematic tropes in 'anti-globalist' imagery

How the conspiracy theorists behind the failed US coup settled on a new date: March 4th

When the attempted coup of January 6th failed, supporters of Qanon picked up the Sovereign Citizen belief that the revolution would take place on March 4th

The carefully-woven conspiracy theories behind the attempted coup of January 6th

The forces that made the attempted coup of January 6th inevitable are still around - give them another spark and it will explode again.

Beware the ‘They’: once we believe in hidden, evil cabals, we can be convinced of anything

By blaming an unseen "They" for all that's wrong, conspiracy theories block any genuine skepticism - and that's what makes them so dangerous

Why we should have listened to Flat Earth believers (even though they were completely wrong)

Since making headlines in 2018, many Flat Earth believers have become Covid deniers and QAnon followers. The signs were always there.

When predictions fail: UFO cults, QAnon and cognitive dissonance

When their predictions don't come true, cults are faced with a choice: accept reality, or rationalise the failure. Which road will Qanon take?

Nesta Helen Webster: the far-right author who popularised the antisemitic Illuminati conspiracy

The Qanon movement regurgiates old antisemitic tropes that echo back to the Illuminati conspiracy theories pushed by Nesta Helen Webster

Qanon’s references to ‘Adrenochome’ echo old, anti-Semitic Blood Libel myths

Adrenochrome has become a central part of the Qanon theory, despite 'Q' never mentioning it; its history is long, and deeply anti-Semitic.

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