Conspiracy Theories

Aide to Florida GOP Rep Fired for Saying Student Gun Activists Are “Actors”

Benjamin Kelly, a now-former aide to Florida Republican state representative Shawn Harrison, recently argued to a reporter that two students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High who…
Vrinda Jagota / February 20, 2018

How Chrissy Teigen Wound Up in the Middle of the Insane Successor to Pizzagate

It's been a wild week online for model and internet celebrity Chrissy Teigen and her husband, musician John Legend. It began with an inauspicious flight to nowhere: An…
Anna Gaca / January 2, 2018

The Hippest Pizzeria in Brooklyn Is the Latest Target of Pizzagate Conspiracy Theorists

According to police, on December 1, an employee of the ridiculously popular Brooklyn pizza joint Roberta's answered the phone and heard a threatening voice on…
Andy Cush / December 7, 2016

What Is Pizzagate? The Insane Child Sex Conspiracy Theory That Led a Man to Fire a Rifle in a Restaurant, Explained

Sunday, Edgar M. Welch brought a rifle into a Washington, D.C., restaurant and fired it once inside, according to police. Welch drove to Comet Ping Pong…
Andy Cush / December 5, 2016