Our desire to condemn and punish non-cooperative behaviour is strong. But we must also try to understand the complex emotional motivations of those refusing to wear masks.
Sovereign citizens believe citizens are in an oppressive contract with the government, but that by declaring themselves 'living' or 'natural' people, they avoid being bound by certain rules or laws.
QAnon conspiracists think Trump's 'secret war' against an elite celebrity 'deep state' network will eventually lead to a day of reckoning where his opponents will fall.
Most people will know someone who has succumbed to conspiracy theories about coronavirus – here's how to talk to them.
As Donald Trump's re-election looks in doubt, supporters of the U.S. president will amp up conspiracy theories about billionaire George Soros.
The evidence suggests the novel coronavirus evolved naturally.
New analysis of 500 public submissions to a parliamentary inquiry shows just how prevalent conspiracy theories on 5G have become.
Believers of QAnon fringe conspiracy theories have moved into the mainstream political arena, including several who will be running as Republican candidates in the U.S. elections this fall.
An economist puzzles over why fireworks have been going off nightly across the country for so many weeks in a row.
As the US faces historic challenges to its democracy, Trump is mirroring tactics used by the former FBI director to smear his critics and consolidate power.
The technology isn't the problem – conspiracy theories were around long before the internet.
Don't jump to conclusions about 5G conspiracy theories or those that believe in them.
Conspiracy theories about mobile phone technology have been circulating since the 1990s and the imagined potential of radio waves to remote control a population.
It's important for people to seek proper information about the coronavirus and not believe everything they see and hear on social media.
Obamagate is strongly linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory – on Twitter these hashtags are frequently used alongside each other.
The World Health Organization says the abundance of misinformation swirling around COVID-19 is as dangerous as the virus itself. There are ways to fight this, however.
From political ideologies, conspiracy theories or “reopen” protests, when faced with uncertainty, we seek reassurance in the face of mortality through efforts at containment.
Do recent lockdown protests indicate that Australia is on the path to Trump's America? While we can currently rest easy, the problem requires careful consideration.
The QAnon movement that's based on conspiracy theories is now being used by some charismatic Christians as a way to interpret the Bible. It's a dangerous mix of religion and false information.
Conspiracy theories about COVID-19, such as those advanced in the video 'Plandemic,' tend to pull from the same playbook. Recognizing that can help keep you from falling for this kind of thinking.