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.

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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

photo of a russian 5,000 ruble banknote

Even conspiratorial currency speculators aren’t buying a Russian ruble revalue

It's not the next the Iraqi dinar

On Mar 24, 2022 by Mike Rothschild

Josh Hawley (l) Ketanji Brown Jackson (r)

QAnon erupts after Josh Hawley floats child porn arguments over Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination

It's the same 'save the children' claim that Republicans know get their base fired up.

On Mar 18, 2022 by Mike Rothschild

Russian tank with Z spray painted on front

Russia’s ‘Z’ movement isn’t the next QAnon—but it’s already caused more harm

It's not the next big conspiracy.

On Mar 9, 2022 by Mike Rothschild

trucks stuck on road with flat tires

Niche experts are becoming viral Twitter heroes as they explain obscure Russia-Ukraine war topics

You never knew you needed tire maintenance expert Twitter.

On Mar 4, 2022 by Mike Rothschild

Putin on multiple TV screens.

Zero Hedge accused of pushing Russian propaganda—it’s not the first time

The site has faced these kind of allegations before.

On Feb 16, 2022 by Mike Rothschild