Conspiracy Theories

The QAnon Conspiracy Theory Is Now Subject to Its Own Conspiracy Theories

This morning, BuzzFeed News published an article with the headline "It's Looking Extremely Likely That QAnon Is A Leftist Prank On Trump Supporters." Its subject is…
Andy Cush / August 6, 2018

Alex Jones Booted From YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, Apple

Beet-faced conspiracy monger Alex Jones lost some megaphones today, as YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, and Apple announced steps to remove content published by the Infowars founder and infamous Trump whisperer.
Anna Gaca / August 6, 2018

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