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Conspiracy theorists are now pushing AIDS-denialism

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 computer for sharing alternative news

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

Did Taylor Swift call out Trump on X

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

gloved hand holding Disease X blood test in vile in front of white background

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

Angelina Jolie in front of red background

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

Conspiracy theorists think Bill Clinton visited the hospital to distract from Epstein docs

On Jan 9, 2024 by Mikael Thalen

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The 10 dumbest conspiracy theories of 2023

There were a lot of dumb conspiracy theories in 2023.

On Dec 26, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Smartphone with Etsy logo on the screen, shopping cart and parcels.

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 medical emergency conspiracy

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

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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

Houston chemical plant conspiracy theories

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

The Ukrainian and Russian flags are placed on a map of Europe

No, Russia didn’t just crush Ukraine’s ‘Adrenochrome cartel’

On Oct 31, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Hillary Clinton and a reptilian statue

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

man speaking with caption 'MARBERG VIRUS IS BAKED INTO THE SHOTS AND WILL BE ACTIVATED' (l) man speaking with caption 'BY THREE ONE MINUTE PULSE WAVES AT 18 GIGAHERTZ FROM THE 5G' (c) man speaking with caption 'TOWERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY' (r)

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

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Newsmax host says Aaron Rodgers injury caused by choosing psychedelics over God

It goes without saying that the insinuations are totally baseless.

On Sep 19, 2023 by Mikael Thalen