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Phone masts set on fire in the UK as 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theories spread (Updated)

Phone masts set on fire in the UK as 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theories spread (Updated)

The coronavirus pandemic, as with most major global events, has inspired a number of conspiracy theories that are in no way supported by scientific fact. Assuming COVID-19 isn’t the invention of Bill Gates, another fanciful theory asserts that 5G networks are in some way to blame. It’s natural to dismiss …

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5G masts set on fire in the UK as coronavirus conspiracy theories spread

5G masts set on fire in the UK as coronavirus conspiracy theories spread

The coronavirus pandemic, as with most major global events, has inspired a number of conspiracy theories that are in no way supported by scientific fact. Assuming COVID-19 isn’t the invention of Bill Gates, another fanciful theory asserts that 5G networks are in some way to blame. It’s natural to dismiss …

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A Single Gesture Behind Trump Fuels an Online Conspiracy Theory

A Single Gesture Behind Trump Fuels an Online Conspiracy Theory

At a White House briefing on the coronavirus on March 20, President Trump called the State Department the “Deep State Department.” Behind him, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, dropped his head and rubbed his forehead. Some thought Dr. Fauci was …

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Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Arrested on DWI Charge

Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Arrested on DWI Charge

Prominent right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was arrested early Tuesday morning on charges of driving while intoxicated, according to law enforcement.  Jones, who as host of the Austin-based InfoWars conspiracy theory outlet has become a prominent force on the fringe right, was arrested on a class-B misdemeanor DWI charge, according …

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Huawei Pleads Innocent To ‘Unfair’ Conspiracy Indictment

Huawei Pleads Innocent To 'Unfair' Conspiracy Indictment

Huawei pleaded innocent to a conspiracy and racketeering indictment U.S. prosecutors laid out in February. Appearing before an NYC court earlier this week, the Chinese conglomerate’s representatives said the “unfair” charges were bogus. Racketeering, corporate espionage, and conspiracy to commit both are just the latest additions to the dizzyingly long …

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YouTube Finds Some Success Reducing Conspiracy Recommendations

YouTube Finds Some Success Reducing Conspiracy Recommendations

YouTube has reportedly discovered a modicum of success in its goal to bring an end to conspiracy theories perpetuated via recommendations on its streaming platform. That’s based on a recent study conducted by researchers at Berkley. The researchers reviewed 8-million recommendations covering a 15-month period. In particular, YouTube has been …

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Rohrabacher says he offered Trump pardon to Julian Assange for evidence of conspiracy theory.

Julian Assange, seen up close through a window, gestures with a hand in a fist.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he is driven into a London court on May 1, 2019. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images Bloomberg Is the Crisis, Not the Cure Michael Bloomberg Just Helped Every Other Candidate Prove They Can Humiliate a Thin-Skinned, Entitled Billionaire Elizabeth Warren Was a Boss William Barr and the …

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Trump tweets Justice Department conspiracy despite Barr threat to quit

Trump tweets Justice Department conspiracy despite Barr threat to quit

President Donald J. Trump and US Attorney General William Barr depart after delivering remarks on citizenship and the census in the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday, July 11th, 2019 in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford | The Washington Post | Getty Images Your move, Mr. Attorney General. President …

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U.S. Adds Conspiracy, Racketeering To Huawei’s Charges

U.S. Adds Conspiracy, Racketeering To Huawei's Charges

The U.S. government added theft conspiracy and racketeering to its list of pending charges against Huawei. The DOJ accused both the Chinese company and its top official of the said crimes, newly emerged court filings reveal. Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou has been under house arrest in Canada since late 2018. …

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Donald Trump’s ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theory just took a big hit

Watch McCabe's reaction to DOJ dropping probe

That decision ends a nearly-two-year investigation into whether McCabe, in his role as a senior official in the FBI, lied to investigators about conversations he had with reporters. McCabe had long insisted that if he had done so it had been purely accidental, and noted that, in his role, he …

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