Tag: conspiracy theories

The Rudy Giuliani–led press conference at the RNC last Thursday was the most outlandish and irresponsible performance ever by a group of lawyers representing a president of the United States. If Giuliani’s charge of a…

Confirming with statistics what too many Americans have seen with their own eyes, the FBI Monday reported that in 2019, hate-motivated crimes rose to their highest level in more than a decade, and hate-motivated homicides…

TOPEKA — The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians denounced Monday attempts by politicians and conspiracy theorists to minimize the death toll of COVID-19 and specifically challenged President Donald Trump’s claim doctors were enriching themselves by…

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook said it will ban groups that openly support QAnon, the baseless conspiracy theory that paints President Donald Trump as a secret warrior against a supposed child-trafficking ring run by celebrities…

The recent trash talk that the number of Americans who have died from COVID-19 is greatly exaggerated and that the virus is merely a political ploy, adds insult to injury to the hundreds of thousands…

False theories that the country’s top public health officials drastically decreased the estimate of the coronavirus death toll went viral on social media over the weekend, in part thanks to posts President Donald Trump shared.…

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials today rejected accusations that Moscow is spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., slamming them as “conspiracy theories” and a “persistent phobia.”  U.S. officials told The Associated Press…

A confession: I voted by mail recently. And it didn’t feel dirty at all. Like every voter, I had been warned against the practice by President Donald Trump. “Mail-in ballots are very dangerous,” he said.…

Another virus is infecting the world in the wake of COVID-19 and it is hitting the United States with particular virulence. A plague of conspiracy theories is attacking scientific facts about the pandemic, and replacing…

Mike Pompeo is pushing the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 is manmade, even though the intelligence and scientific communities contend it emanated from an outdoor market in Wuhan, China. Nope, says Pompeo. Conniving scientists at a…