QAnon Goes to Iran
Restart, a fringe Iranian dissident group, shows how conspiracy spreads—and what that means for U.S. politics.
Coronavirus Conspiracies Give Boost to Canada’s Far-Right
Anti-Chinese sentiment and a public health backlash have vaulted Hong Kong-born Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam into the firing line for Canada’s extremists.
As the Coronavirus Spreads, Conspiracy Theories Are Going Viral Too
Dubious and unfounded claims on the internet intended for domestic consumption are reaching far beyond their target audiences, allowing governments to spread disinformation cheaply and easily.
No, Pete Buttigieg Is Not a CIA Asset
The agency’s history of bloody-handed bungling abroad has come back to haunt U.S. politics.
The Wuhan Virus Is Not a Lab-Made Bioweapon
Conspiracy theories are spreading faster than the coronavirus itself.
The Dark Web Enabled the Christchurch Killer
The attack in New Zealand was inspired in part by the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, but the real threat is lone wolves lurking in the far corners of the Internet.
Has the Clock Run Out on the Smolensk Conspiracy?
Blaming the Russians, or political opponents, only goes so far.
Emmanuel Macron Is About to Face Five Years of Crazy Rothschild Conspiracy Theories
The French president’s greatest vulnerability might be his connection to an international banking family that has obsessed the country for centuries.
Donald Trump and the Anti-Vaxxer Conspiracy Theorists
The president-elect’s dangerous views on the safety of vaccines threaten the lives of millions of Americans.
Prosecutor: Putin’s Former Press Secretary Died in D.C. Hotel Because He Was Drunk
Conspiracy theories surrounded the death of Mikhail Lesin. DC prosecutors determined he died after days of drinking.
Rob Ford, Former Toronto Mayor Beset by Controversy, Has Died
Rob Ford, a popular former Toronto mayor best known for drug and alcohol scandals, has died after battling cancer.
North Carolina Lawmaker Posts Photo Calling Obama an ‘Islamic Son of a Bitch’
A North Carolina lawmaker posts a photo accusing Obama of being Muslim, showing tin-hat theories about the president have yet to die.
A Secretive, Real-Life Club of World Leaders Is Fueling the ‘True Detective’ Murder Mystery
The villains on "True Detective" appear to be based on a secret club of world leaders.
Behold the Vast Trump-Clinton Conspiracy Theory
A Florida lawmaker says Donald Trump's presidential campaign could be a ruse to help Hillary Clinton.
Chinese Conspiracy Theorists of the World, Unite!
A look at Hong Kong's banned-book scene and its tenuous grip on reality.
How the Chinese Web Came to Believe the CIA Tried to Assassinate Snowden
According to Chinese conspiracy theorists, a PLA unit in Macau stopped the alleged plot.