Conspiracy Theories

‘Legal Name Fraud’ – The Truth? It’s hogwash

In 2016, we covered the series of strange billboards which began to crop up across the UK, promoting the Freedom of the Land conspiracy theory.

How alternative medicine radicalises believers into Qanon conspiracy theories

The alt-med world is filled with Implied conspiracy theories, which train believers to accept global cover-ups as true - paving the way for Qanon belief.

The conspiracy theorists who believe ‘traditional masculinity’ is under deliberate, strategic attack

Is there really a plan to end Western society by destroying traditional masculinity, or are these beliefs just old prejudices in modern dress?

2019’s ‘The Mandela Effect’ is a stylish, shallow exploration of a rather silly conspiracy theory

While Mandela Effect believers seek fantastic explanations, the mundane truth is that our memories are far less reliable than we'd like to believe

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

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