Conspiracy Theories

Racism Is Real. But Is “Systemic Racism”? That Time I Was Published by Newsweek—For Two Hours

"Hypersensitivity about 'systemic racism' has many people, of every race, hesitating about being honest about what they think. But honesty and forthright argument are the only antidotes to the fear many people feel, and the only road ahead to racial justice. I expect ad hominem responses to the essay that follows, or willful misunderstandings of its argument....But only good arguments—not silent cowering—can defeat bad ones.

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Bill Gates, Vaccines, Microchips, and 5G: Shattering COVID-19 Myths

"What fascinates me though, is some people’s propensity to send a link to a YouTube clip, news article, or Facebook post as the final word. Little is done to check its source or accuracy: 'I saw this, and it contradicts what you’re saying, so you’re wrong.' That’s their message over and over." - Rob Buckingham 

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Why the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ is still pushed by anti-Semites more than a century after hoax first circulated

"Mary Ann Mendoza, a member of the advisory board of President Trump’s reelection campaign, was due to speak on Aug. 25. But she was suddenly pulled from the schedule after she had retweeted a link to a conspiracy theory about Jewish elites plotting to take over the world." - The Conversation

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“The apocalyptic internet movement QAnon is gaining followers by the thousands, and churches are slow to respond”

"Many Christians have sunk so deeply into Q that it fills a lot of their conversations and most of their time online. Cult expert Steve Hassan said he is swamped with thousands of emails from family members concerned about their loved ones who are suddenly deep into QAnon." - WORLD

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QAnon: The alternative religion that’s coming to your church

"Mark Fugitt, senior pastor of Round Grove Baptist Church in Miller, Missouri, recently sat down to count the conspiracy theories that people in his church are sharing on Facebook. The list was long.... But since 2017, a sort of ur-conspiracy theory, QAnon, has coalesced in online forums and created millions of believers." - RNS

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