conspiracy theory

Flat Earth

Why do people believe in flat Earth?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
25/01/2021
14 minutes to read

The flat Earth belief is pseudoscientific, yet the Internet offers a variety of different arguments on why the official round Earth narrative should be reconsidered.

White Genocide conspiracy theory

The white genocide conspiracy theory

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
13/01/2021
14 minutes to read

The white genocide conspiracy theory refers to a spread far-right belief that white populations are gradually being replaced with non-whites. How did this theory originate and how has it gained momentum online?

Q, Qanon, Conspiracy theory

What is QAnon

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QAnon is a pro-Trump conspiracy group born out of the recesses of imageboard website 4chan. It has a thriving online following and its main mission is to expose prominent left-wing political figures for being members of a worldwide cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles

Coronavirus, virus, covid-19

Coronavirus and digital culture

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The coronavirus has devastating effects around the world: it has stopped or at least seriously diminished offline social life. At the same time, the coronavirus produces enormous social activity online.

Qanon, Qarmy, Trump

QArmy vs. QAnon Debunkers: The role of confirmation bias

Paper
Federica Morgandi
23/03/2020
12 minutes to read

QAnon is an American conspiracy theory associated with Trump supporters and right-wing politics. How can one article - which seeks to explain what QAnon is - influence debunkers and believers of the theory?

QAnon appearing at Trump rallies.

QAnon: a wild conspiracy theory with Donald Trump’s support?

Paper
Idhuna Pastoor
29/01/2020
23 minutes to read

The pro-Trump conspiracy theory QAnon has been infiltrating mainstream media at a fast pace. While the president has never publicly stated his support for the theory, many clues suggest that his stance towards its supporters is not unfavorable.

Marcuse's grave, cultural marxism, hoax, conspiracy theory new right

Why has Cultural Marxism become the enemy?

Column
Jan Blommaert
03/10/2018
13 minutes to read

Cultural Marxism is blamed for "globalism" and its discontents. Perhaps exploring globalization can be an alternative for this deeply flawed conspiracy theory.