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‘Replacement theory’ still Republican orthodoxy despite Buffalo shooting

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When a white man used a semi-automatic assault-style rifle to kill 10 people at a supermarket in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, last weekend, attention quickly turned to the likely motive. The “great repla...

Republicans have invoked the ‘Great Replacement’ theory over and over

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The “great replacement theory” can be traced back at least to Theodore G Bilbo, the brazenly racist US senator who held office from 1935 aan 1947. Bilbo, an antisemite who acknowledged being a member of the Ku Klux Kla...

What is ‘great replacement’ theory and how did its racist lies spread in the US?

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Why are we talking about the ‘great replacement’ theory? Op Saterdag, a white man armed with an AR-15-style rifle entered a supermarket in Buffalo in New York state and killed 10 mense, almost all of whom were Africa...

Fox News suddenly goes quiet on ‘great replacement’ theory after Buffalo shooting

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As details of the Buffalo mass shooting emerged over the weekend, much of the media focussed on the shooter’s self-stated motivation: his belief in “great replacement” theory, the racist notion that white Americans ar...

Scrutiny of Republicans who embrace ‘great replacement theory’ after Buffalo massacre

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The massacre by a white supremacist gunman of Black shoppers at a Buffalo grocery store has drawn renewed scrutiny of Republican figures in the US who have embraced the racist “great replacement theory” he is alleged ...

Buffalo shooting: how white replacement theory keeps inspiring mass murder

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Op Saterdag, 18-year-old Payton Gendron parked his car in front of the entrance to a Tops Supermarket in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. Exiting the car wearing metal armor and holding an assault rifle, he ...

How a conspiracy theory about Ukrainian ‘bioweapons labs’ took off

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First it was just a tweet – but soon it had turned into a favourite Kremlin talking point. Journalist Justin Ling charts how a false claim about biological warfare spread across the internet and the world ...

How conspiracy theory about Ukrainian ‘bioweapons labs’ took off

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First it was just a tweet – but soon it had turned into a favourite Kremlin talking point. Journalist Justin Ling charts how a false claim about biological warfare spread across the internet and the world ...

Facebook fails to label 80% of posts promoting bioweapons conspiracy theory

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As social media companies promise to crack down on Russian disinformation about the war in Ukraine, studies show they continue to fall short, allowing disproven narratives to reach millions. Facebook failed to label 8...

Love jihad: India’s lethal religious conspiracy theory – video

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The mutilated body of a 24-year-old Muslim, Arbaaz Aftab Mullah, was discovered on a railway track near his home. His family believe he was murdered because of his interfaith relationship with a Hindu woman and that h...

‘They cut him into pieces’: India love jihad conspiracy theory turns lethal

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It was dark and pelting down with rain as Sameer Parishwadi ran along the railway tracks. Up ahead, as torches darted across the tracks, they shone on to a pair of feet. A few metres away, sliced clean from the body, ...

How to win at Wordle using linguistic theory

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It’s a point in 2022’s favour that, rather than violent insurrection or the misery of lockdown, most English-speaking people on the internet are currently preoccupied with a harmless word game. Harmless at the time of...

Lesers antwoord: in 500 jare se tyd, watter huidige wetenskaplike teorieë net so gediskrediteer sal word as plataarde-teorie?

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Vyf honderd jaar of wat gelede, 'n aansienlike aantal mense het gedink die wêreld is plat. In 500 jare se tyd, watter huidige wetenskaplike teorieë na dieselfde vlak gedegradeer sal word as wat die plat Aarde-teorie nou is? Richa...

In 500 jare se tyd, watter huidige wetenskaplike teorieë net so gediskrediteer sal word as plataarde-teorie?

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Five hundred years or so ago a significant number of people thought the world was flat. In 500 jare se tyd, watter huidige wetenskaplike teorieë na dieselfde vlak gedegradeer sal word as wat die plat Aarde-teorie nou is? Richar...

Nobel-bekroonde aandelemarkteorie wat gebruik is om koraalriwwe te help red

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'n Nobelpryswennende ekonomiese teorie wat deur beleggers gebruik word, toon vroeë tekens om bedreigde koraalriwwe te help red, sê wetenskaplikes. Navorsers aan Australië se Universiteit van Queensland het moderne portefeuljeteorie gebruik (...

Sharri Markson’s book on Covid’s Wuhan lab leak theory raises more questions than it answers

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Met 4.55 million deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic so far, the hunt for its origins has turned into something akin to an inquest on a mass scale. Are we dealing essentially with a terrible accident, negligence or ev...

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