Conspiracy Theories

David Icke’s 2018 tour sowed the seeds for a return to the conspiracy mainstream

David Icke's 2018 tour sanitised some of his more outré claims and played to the free speech gallery, readying his return to the mainstream.

Meet the conspiracy theorists who believe Covid isn’t real… because viruses don’t exist

In the world of the virus deniers, not only is the novel coronavirus fake, but viruses themselves don't actually exist.

Cheap talk skepticism: why we need to push back against those who are ‘just asking questions’

'Cheap talk' skepticism - coming at little cost to the doubter, but significant cost to others - is undermining genuine skeptical inquiry.

Anti-vaxxers are dangerously wrong, but we should be wary of writing them off as stupid or selfish

If we want to be effective in countering anti-vaxxers, we need to understand their arguments, and why people believe them.

From scam product ads to conspiracy theories, misinformation always adapts to survive

The techniques developed by affiliate marketers to spread scam products mirrors the way in which conspiracy theories nimbly adapt to spread misinformation

When you understand 5G technology, the conspiracy theories simply don’t add up

Despite the scare stories, there is no evidence 5G technology causes Covid-19, cancers, or the myriad health scares attributed to it.

GESARA: From 9/11 ‘truth’ to global economic conspiracy

The way in which the GESARA plot has changed over time shows us that conspiracy theories don't disappear, they merely evolve.

Plagues and plots: throughout history, epidemics and conspiracy theories have gone hand-in-hand

From the anti-Semitic Flagellants of the Black Death to modern day 5G-hating COVID deniers, epidemics have always driven conspiracy theories.

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