Tag: conspiracy-theories

Pandemic Boosted Paranoia and Conspiracy Theories

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The COVID-19 pandemic upended life in the United States in...

With their hero Donald Trump defeated, QAnon followers ask, ‘Now what?’

By Kevin Roose Last weekend, as jubilant Democrats danced in the streets to celebrate the election of Joe Biden as the country’s 46th president, QAnon...

Facebook says it will ban QAnon, full stop.

The news: Facebook announced on Tuesday that it will remove “any Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, even if they contain no violent...

The #FreeBritney movement gains traction on TikTok

An online campaign is calling for the end of Britney Spears’ conservatorship so the pop star can gain financial and personal independence. Some believe she’s...

It’s too late to stop QAnon with fact checks and account bans

The traditional understanding of QAnon was that its ideas are spread by a relatively small number of adherents who are extremely good at manipulating social...

Facebook and YouTube are rushing to delete “Plandemic,” a conspiracy-laden video

The news: A 25-minute clip of an upcoming documentary featuring a well-known anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist was viewed millions of times this week on social media,...

How covid-19 conspiracy theorists are exploiting YouTube culture

Anti-vaccine activists are particularly good at gaining views on virtually any social app, says Renee DiResta, a researcher at the Stanford Internet Observatory who works...

Twitter updates misinformation rules again to fight 5G coronavirus truthers

On Wednesday Twitter added new details to their regularly-updated guidance on information safety during the coronavirus pandemic, with new rules aimed squarely at conspiracy theories...