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Why people believe Covid conspiracy theories: could folklore hold the answer?

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Researchers have mapped the web of connections underpinning coronavirus conspiracy theories, opening a new way of understanding and challenging them. Using Danish witchcraft folklore as a model, the researchers from ...

TV tonight: blind fanaticism, conspiracy theories and a fatal attack on the Capitol

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“I believe that Donald Trump was anointed by God,” says one of the insurrectionists who besieged the Capitol building on 6 January 2021. This level of blind fanaticism helps to explain the extraordinary events meticu...

Far-right Covid conspiracy theories fuelling antisemitism, warn UK experts

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A surge in Covid-19 conspiracy theories risks boosting antisemitism, hate crime campaigners have warned after the opening of an exhibition shedding light on interwar British fascism and its parallels today. The Wiener...

Christian TV channel fined by Ofcom over Covid conspiracy theories

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A Christian TV channel has been fined £25,000 by the UK broadcasting regulator for airing misleading and harmful statements about coronavirus, including that the rollout of 5G mobile networks caused the pandemic. Prog...

It’s shocking to see so many leftwingers lured to the far right by conspiracy theories

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It’s an uncomfortable thing to admit, but in the countercultural movements where my sympathies lie, people are dropping like flies. Every few days I hear of another acquaintance who has become seriously ill with Covid...

Cuban scientists say ‘Havana Syndrome’ theories ‘violate laws of physics’

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Cuba has issued its most detailed report to date from prominent local scientists criticizing allegations that US and Canadian diplomats were subject to mysterious attacks while posted on the island and developed healt...

Aaron Rodgers stank in the Packers’ capitulation. And the conspiracy theories started

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The most important thing about the first game of the NFL season is to never read too much into it. This is particularly true this year, after the league added an extra game to the schedule. There’s no guarantee that a...

Baltimore orchestra fires principal flutist who spread conspiracy theories

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has fired its principal flutist, months after distancing itself from her social media posts that spread misinformation by questioning the safety of the coronavirus vaccines, the effica...

Owl play: Macron’s T-shirt logo inspires conspiracy theories

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Was it a bird, a subliminal message or a secret sign? Or was it just a logo of an owl on a T-shirt? Hours after Emmanuel Macron’s attempt to persuade French youngsters to get vaccinated on Monday, the buzz across the ...

Belief in conspiracy theories is a symptom of powerlessness

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The greatest conspiracies are open and notorious – not theories, but practices expressed through law and policy, technology and finance. Counterintuitively, these conspiracies are more often than not announced in publ...

Patrick Byrne: pro-Trump millionaire pushing election conspiracy theories

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This Memorial Day weekend, several prominent conservative allies of Donald Trump, who have promoted almost nonstop his false narratives about the 2020 election results, are slated to hold rallies in Florida and Texas ...

China rejects Biden’s call to examine Covid origin theories

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China has hit out against Joe Biden’s calls for a fuller US investigation into how Covid-19 was first transmitted to humans, questioning Washington’s motives and railing against the “notorious track record” of US inte...

How conspiracy theories led to Covid vaccine hesitancy in the Pacific

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As Papua New Guinea grappled with a monumental outbreak of Covid-19 last month, prime minister James Marape became the first person in the country to receive a dose of the vaccine, sent in an emergency shipment from A...

Facebook ‘still too slow to act on groups profiting from Covid conspiracy theories’

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Covid conspiracy theorists are seeking to profit from the millions of followers they have built up on Instagram during the pandemic by marketing health supplements, wellness courses and juicers to them. The Bureau of ...

David Squires on … football conspiracy theories uncovered

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Our resident cartoonist puts on his tin foil hat and reveals some shocking football-related conspiracies Tue 23 Mar 2021 07.24 EDT Last m...

Man behind Nashville blast driven by paranoia and conspiracy theories

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The man who blew himself up in his recreational vehicle on Christmas Day in 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, was grappling with paranoia and conspiracy theories but was not motivated by social or political ideology, the ...

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