This man visited the Soviet embassy in Mexico City while Lee Harvey Oswald was in Mexico in 1963. U.S. officials think it may be Oswald.
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In 1967 a Mexican reporter told the CIA he had met Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico City just before the JFK assassination. New research and recently declassified intelligence pokes a hole in his story.
In the age of social media, conspiracy theories are collective creations.
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Computational methods could help identify conspiracy theories as they emerge.
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Are you being deceived by a robot?
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Twitter bots amplify conspiracy theories, including the so-called 'collective delusion' that is QAnon, making them appear more popular and able to reach more real humans.
People display Qanon messages on cardboards during a political rally in Bucharest, Romania on Aug. 10, 2020.
The QAnon conspiracy movement is the latest in a long line of moral panics that emerge as a response to change. False theories are used to undermine claims to social justice raised by marginalized groups.
Graphic narratives can be a great tool to teach media literacy.
Delivering media literacy in a comics format can help readers develop the skills to identify fake news and counter its effects.
A QAnon supporter waiting to see Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania.
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Donald Trump said followers of conspiracy theory 'are very much against pedophilia.' What he didn't mention was the demonic imagery and language that peppers QAnon posts.
Romanian supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theories shout slogans against the government’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections, like wearing a face mask, during a rally in Bucharest in August.
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Facebook and YouTube have brought in measures to stop the spread of dangerous QAnon conspiracies, but members of the Q community have found new ways to promote false theories on social media.
It's not just bots which spread misinformation on social media.
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House..
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The Christian right began to coalesce around social and cultural changes in the late 1970s. A scholar explains the emergence of conspiracy theories at the time.
People are drawn to conspiracy theory communities when times are uncertain.
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Combating conspiracy theories with correct information is not enough.
Organic appeal and reach still trump advertising spending when it comes to digital engagement by parties and individual politicians.
Far right memes from the US are being shared and spread in the UK.
One meme can lead to another – and then to a conspiracy theory.
Protest against lockdown in Michigan, April 2020.
Extremists are playing on people's health fears to normalise their views.
Advance NZ leader Billy Te Kahika speaks at a Wellington protest in August 2020.
Using the law - or changing it - to stop the spread of dangerous disinformation should be a last resort.
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A tidal drain at South Yarra, Melbourne, in 2008. The installation of litter-trapping equipment now prevents access.
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What was once the stuff of urban legends now spreads virally through social media claims the tunnels beneath our cities are used for child trafficking. The truth is both more mundane and important.
Before pilot Charles Taylor and company mysteriously vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945, Taylor had to be rescued from the Pacific Ocean twice.