Mike Rothschild

Mike Rothschild is a writer who specializes in researching and debunking conspiracy theories and fringe beliefs. He also writes about politics, history, and breaking news.

Mike Johnson(l), Noah's Ark(r)

Were there baby dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark? New House Speaker Mike Johnson worked for organization that pushes extreme creationist claims

Johnson sued the government on behalf of a life-sized creation of Noah's Ark.

On Oct 26, 2023 by Mike Rothschild

Members of Hamas(l), New York City Aerial(c), Migrants lined up(r)

Conspiracy theorists are now terrified of going to ‘major cities’—believe Hamas ‘sleeper cells’ infiltrated U.S. alongside migrants

The claim says something big will happen within the next year.

On Oct 11, 2023 by David Covucci, Mike Rothschild

travis kelce and taylor swift

Is Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift’s relationship a ploy to push new COVID boosters? Conspiracy theorists think so

Or is it just PR?

On Sep 28, 2023 by Mike Rothschild

Alex Jones speaking into microphone (l) sign in glass door 'CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19' (r) as fears of Lockdown 2.0 grow

Trump soaring, Pfizer plummeting: Behind the claims Biden is planning a big new COVID crackdown

Alex Jones has led the charge.

On Aug 23, 2023 by Mike Rothschild

Etsy app opening on phone in hand in front of window (l) Iraqi 25000/5000 dinars banknote with black wallet over white background (r)

Currency revaluation scams have found a new home on Etsy

The money is being sold through a collectible loophole.

On Jul 6, 2023 by Mike Rothschild

Smartphone lies and burning on a table in the night

Welcome to America’s new, digital Satanic Panic

America is frequently gripped over fears of Satan.

On Mar 21, 2023 by Mike Rothschild

Trump supporters rioting at the US Capitol January, 6 2021

Capitol rioters were motivated by QAnon’s conspiracies—but did they actually believe in it?

Many Capitol rioters mocked the movement in their Jan. 6 Committee depositions.

On Jan 17, 2023 by Mike Rothschild

Secret service car

Cars rented by the Secret Service caught fire—accusations of assassination attempts soon followed

The cars in questions were recalled for fire risk.

On Dec 1, 2022 by Mike Rothschild

Mark Finchem (l) Doug Mastriano (c) Jim Marchant (r)

QAnon’s plans to seize control of the 2024 election failed spectacularly

Voters put America first by rejecting America First.

On Nov 17, 2022 by Mike Rothschild

Ivana Trump sitting on red couch with red wall and painting behind her

Why Resistance Twitter still wants to dig up Ivana Trump’s grave

It is a perfect storm for an unceasing conspiracy.

On Sep 14, 2022 by Mike Rothschild

QAnon conspiracy theory concept. Of a hooded figure with the Q symbol. Over layered with the United States flag. with a blurred, grunge, abstract edit

QAnon is back—what could that mean?

And why now?

On Jun 27, 2022 by Mike Rothschild

human eye with reptilian iris and pupil referencing tiktok reptoid theory

TikTokers’ new conspiratorial obsession with elites being reptiles has a long, sordid past

It's an old conspiracy on a new platform.

On May 27, 2022 by Mike Rothschild

man hand holding empty baby bottle tipped down on black background

Conspiracy theorists prey on scared parents to push monstrous accusations as baby formula shortage intensifies

Baby formula shortages are real. Conspiracies are not.

On May 13, 2022 by Mike Rothschild

Firemen fighting factory fire

Why a conspiracy over recent food processing plant fires exploded so quickly

Given the current climate, it's no wonder people latched on.

On May 2, 2022 by Mike Rothschild

bill gates standing in field of grain

Bill Gates now owns more farmland than anyone in the U.S.—conspiracy theorists want to know why

It's a lot of land.

On Apr 21, 2022 by Mike Rothschild