One Dumb Conspiracy
One Dumb Conspiracy is a weekly column that debunks conspiracy theories that are swirling around the internet that runs on Monday’s in the Daily Dot’s web_crawlr newsletter. If you want to read this column before everyone else, sign up for the newsletter here.
Conspiracy theorists are now pushing AIDS denialism
The conspiracy alleges that Fauci hid the true cause of AIDS because it didn’t go along with his agenda.
On Feb 20, 2024 by Mikael Thalen
Conspiracy theorists think Microsoft will remotely disable their computers to stop misinformation
The claim is fake and came from a fake news site that continues to fool conspiracy theorists online.
On Feb 13, 2024 by Mikael Thalen
A fake Taylor Swift post about Trump is duping people
Numerous users appeared to believe that the screenshot was legitimate, using the fake remarks to lash out at Swift.
On Feb 6, 2024 by Mikael Thalen
Why conspiracy theorists are freaking out about ‘Disease X’
There’s just one problem: There is no Disease X. Not yet, at least.
On Jan 23, 2024 by Mikael Thalen
Conspiracy theorists think Angelina Jolie admitted to participating in Satanic Hollywood rituals
Does a video really show Jolie discussing secret Satanic rituals that all your favorite celebrities must partake in? Unsurprisingly, no.
On Jan 16, 2024 by Mikael Thalen
Conspiracy theorists think Bill Clinton visited the hospital to distract from Epstein docs
On Jan 9, 2024 by Mikael Thalen
The 10 dumbest conspiracy theories of 2023
There were a lot of dumb conspiracy theories in 2023.
On Dec 26, 2023 by Mikael Thalen
You’ll never guess why the QAnon crowd is going after Etsy
The claim is total nonsense.
On Dec 19, 2023 by Mikael Thalen
Stephen Colbert’s medical emergency becomes conspiracy fodder
The conspiracies ranged from being harmed by the COVID vaccine to being put in front of a military tribunal.
On Dec 5, 2023 by Mikael Thalen
Are you being tracked by microchips in your cheese?
Conspiracy theorists are sounding the alarm, but the story isn't as nefarious as they claim.
On Nov 21, 2023 by Mikael Thalen
Conspiracy theorists are already calling the Texas chemical plant explosion suspicious
The facts, of course, show no evidence whatsoever of a secret foreign sabotage,
On Nov 14, 2023 by Mikael Thalen
Conspiracy theorists think a ‘reptilian’ statue symbolizes the Clinton’s child trafficking empire
Discussions have appeared on sites such as TikTok, where users describe the statue as evil.
On Oct 17, 2023 by Mikael Thalen
Vaccinated? Conspiracy theorists think you’ll turn into a zombie this week
The absurd conspiracy theory is circulating on social media.
On Oct 3, 2023 by Mikael Thalen