Understanding what drives conspiracy theories, in the context of COVID-19 in India and political beliefs
When believing in conspiracies also makes you believe that you are unlikely to get the virus, it is indeed dangerous.
2020, the year of conspiracy theories: As COVID-19 gripped the world, so did the desire for easy answers
Conspiracy theories offer simple, understandable explanations of events and help us regain a belief in human control over situations.
From Mickey Mouse casting ballots to Democratic 'mafia' stealing them, say-anything is Trump's legal strategy
Outgoing US president Donald Trump's overriding goal seems to be to simply throw out as many claims as possible, no matter how outlandish or baseless, in an effort to sow public doubt about Joe Biden’s victory
Donald Trump fears coronavirus: Urgency US president showed in seeking treatment puts paid to lies about pandemic
The facts of Trump’s experience with coronavirus, including how how quickly it sickened him to the point of requiring intensive medical care, are the best tools to fight the misinformation campaign against COVID-19
The question of presidential health has sometimes played an important role in election contests, but rarely has it seemed more acute than this year as 74-year-old Trump squares off against 77-year-old Biden
As US-China tensions intensify over coronavirus outbreak, here's a quick reality check on some conspiracy theories
At a recent press conference, US president Donald Trump claimed to have proof that the novel coronavirus originated in a Wuhan lab, but refused to share the evidence
Jack Dorsey is mulling changes to Twitter to limit the spread of fake news and hate speech.
Alex Jones tweeted a video link calling supporters to get their 'battle rifles' ready against media.
Among the seven tweets found to have violated Twitter's rules, two of it occurred recently enough that Twitter could cite them.
Among the theories he has promoted, the 11 September 2001, attacks on New York and Washington were staged by the government.
Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview that he was Jewish and found it offensive to deny the Holocaust.
Days after Florida school shooting, right-wing conspiracy theorists try to discredit incident as 'false flag attack'
In the wake of the Florida school shooting, survivors like David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez have become faces of the fight for US gun control — and targets for far-right pundits and conspiracy theorists who paint the students as puppets of the political left.
Benazir Bhutto murder verdict: As Pakistan court convicts two in the case, here's a look at theories behind her death
The most definitive accounts of Bhutto's death claim an assassin shot her in the neck and then blew himself up, killing 24 people.
Wellington: The New Zealand authors of a book on the MH370 air crash have hit back at Malaysia Airlines after the company accused them of seeking to profit from tragedy.
The Sunanda Pushkar case is a perfect example of how we are nation of conspiracy theories. When the fact-finding institutions are compromised, gossip acquires the gravitas of fact.
On Reddit, a thread titled, "What is the craziest way the mystery of Flight 370 could end?" has managed to garner over 9000 comments and some truly chilling and crazy conspiracy theories.
Was the Assam riots and the 'exodus' of North-east Indians and even the Azad Maidan violence a giant RSS-BJP conspiracy? Someone thinks so...
There's nothing like a good fire to fan conspiracy theories. Mantralaya's fire is no exception.
Spymasters at the security thinktank Stratfor evidently disbelieved the official US claim that Osama bin Laden was buried at sea. Welcome to the world of 'serial exaggerators'.