Caesars Entertainment cancels a QAnon conference featuring Michael Flynn at its Las Vegas venue
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by Eliza Relman
3y ago
Summary List Placement Caesars Entertainment canceled a QAnon conference scheduled to be held in October at their conference space in Las Vegas, 8 News Now first reported on Tuesday.  The event, called the For God & Country Patriot Double Down, was set to take place October 22-25 with tickets selling for between $650 and $3,000.   "We can confirm that the Patriot Double Down will no longer be held at Caesars Entertainment properties," a Caesars spokeswoman, Kate Whiteley, told Insider. She declined to say why the event was canceled.  The group behind the event, the Pat ..read more
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Homeland Security is worried that a conspiracy theory about Trump being reinstated as president in August will trigger violence
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by Sophia Ankel
3y ago
Summary List Placement A top official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed concerns about the conspiracy theory that Former President Donald Trump will be reinstated in August, Politico reported. John Cohen, the department's top counterterrorism official, told Congress members on Wednesday that while there is no credible threat linked to the conspiracy theory, his staff are actively monitoring extremist communities online. He also said he was worried the heightened claims of election rigging and beliefs Trump will be back in the White House could potentially lead to violence ..read more
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell baselessly claims Trump will be 'our real president' in 6 months
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by Oma Seddiq
3y ago
Summary List Placement MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in a new interview pushed back the date for when he says former President Donald Trump will be reinstated as president.  "Six months from now, Trump will be our real president and our country will be heading toward its greatest rebirth in history," Lindell told Rolling Stone in a report published Monday. The comments came after Lindell promoted a conspiracy theory that would end with the Supreme Court putting Trump back in the White House by August. Lindell previously said he would obtain evidence by then of widespread voter fraud in the 2 ..read more
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Trump is telling people he thinks he'll be 'reinstated' as president in August, according to a report
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by Jake Lahut
3y ago
Summary List Placement Former President Donald Trump has been telling people he thinks he'll return to the White House as the sitting president by August, the New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted on Tuesday. It isn’t happening in a vacuum. It is happening as he faced the possibility of an indictment from the Manhattan DA. — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 1, 2021 Haberman, who broke some of the biggest stories of the Trump administration and has been covering him for decades, added that Trump had been "laser focused" on election audits in states whose results he is still tryin ..read more
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Christians are increasingly falling victim to online falsehoods. Meet the librarian leading the fight against conspiracy theories and health misinformation.
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by Sophia Ankel
3y ago
Summary List Placement A local librarian from Minnesota is leading the fight against misinformation in Christian churches by holding online media training for congregations across the country. Rachel Wightman works full-time at Concordia University, St.Paul, but started teaching six-week seminars part-time after watching a worrying number of people in her community became misguided by online misinformation. The presidential election prompted Wightman to give her first workshop at her local Mill City Church in Minneapolis in early 2020. But the coronavirus pandemic paired with the Black Lives ..read more
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Trump's gone, but the GOP's conspiracy theory cesspool is here to stay
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by Anthony L. Fisher
3y ago
Summary List Placement Trump, the disgraced ex-president facing a second impeachment trial in the Senate, hasn't even been out of office for a week.  It's only been three weeks since the day Trump incited an attempted insurrection at the Capitol  and the loudest bullhorn in the world — Trump's Twitter account — was permanently silenced.  But we already have clear evidence that the deranged conspiracy theories that came to define Trump's presidency and the Republican base that worships him as a demigod aren't going anywhere.  Ditch the GOP elephant, it's Q MAGA Party time&n ..read more
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The right-wing conspiracy theories that fueled the Capitol siege are going to instigate more violence
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by Anthony L. Fisher
3y ago
Summary List Placement Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on December 29 tweeted that she and President-elect Joe Biden "will get to work in the first 100 days to ensure Americans mask up, distribute 100M shots, and get students safely back to school." Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old San Diego-area resident who spent 14 years in the Air Force, tweeted in response to this completely uncontroversial message: "No the f--- you will not! No masks, no you, no Biden the kid raper, no vaccines...sit your fraudulent ass down...we the ppl b----!" Babbitt on Wednesday was killed by a Capitol Police officer ..read more
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No, the US didn't just bomb 50,000 Chinese troops trying to invade Maine
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by Jared Keller
3y ago
Summary List Placement Every evolution of American politics gets the conspiracy theories it deserves. During the administration of President George W. Bush, an alarming number of Americans believed that the September 11 attacks were an inside job; during President Barack Obama's time in office, others maintained that the commander-in-chief was actually a Muslim terrorist and domestic military exercises like the vaguely-sinister-sounding Jade Helm were actually preludes to martial law. Under the presidency of Donald Trump, the dominant conspiracy theory is known as "QAnon," the gist of which i ..read more
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Amid Utah's COVID-19 surge, conspiracy theorists who don't believe the increase in cases tried to enter a Utah ICU
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by Azmi Haroun
3y ago
Summary List Placement Conspiracy theorists have been attempting to sneak into the ICU at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah, according to local news station KSL. At a Provo City Council meeting last week, Utah Valley Hospital administrator Kyle Hansen was providing an update on the hospital's COVID-19 response and said that roughly five people attempted to sneak into the hospital, questioning whether the ICUs were full, KSL reported. In a statement sent to Business Insider, Intermountain Healthcare, Utah's largest healthcare system and owner of Utah Valley Hospital, said that a few individu ..read more
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Trumpworld's faux-intellectual grifters are helping him debase democracy with bogus 'voter fraud' claims. And Republicans rake in the cash.
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by Anthony L. Fisher
3y ago
Summary List Placement Trump seems intent on not admitting that he lost the election. He seems doubly intent on ignoring the fact that he will lose the election by slightly more than the electoral college margin by which he defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 — while also losing the popular vote by twice that election's margin.  Instead of accepting the plain reality staring him in the face, Trump insists there has been widespread voter fraud, while providing zero compelling evidence.  He's been peppering his base with voter fraud allegations for years (remember his shameless lie about ..read more
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