Swift's popularity is being twisted into a threat by a contingent of far-right, Donald Trump-supporting conservatives. "Is Swift a front for a covert political agenda?" asked a Fox News host.
The former governor of South Carolina, Haley was born in the southern state. But as she surges in Republican polls, Trump is elevating false conspiracy theories about her citizenship on social media.
Epstein, who died by suicide while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges, is a favorite of conspiracists because of his ties to the wealthy and powerful and speculation about his death.
Some of the rumors and conspiracy theories were driven by the island's history, but others were pushed by social media influencers and foreign governments.
The movie is being criticized as a vehicle for conspiracy theories and misleading depictions of human trafficking — landing it in the middle of the country's politically polarized culture wars.
The latest member of the Kennedy dynasty to run for president regularly shares a dizzying range of falsehoods and conspiracy theories on podcasts and at other campaign appearances.
Themes like everything is connected, nothing happens without a purpose, and nothing is what it seems are central to both yoga philosophy and conspiratorial thinking.
The conspiracy theory claims global elites plot to hoard the world's wealth and resources, leaving the rest of the planet to starve — and it's gaining traction in Moscow amid the Ukraine war.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay millions in damages for spreading lies about the Sandy Hook school massacre. But even if the penalties shut down Infowars, his influence will remain.
Jones, the creator and face of the conspiracy-peddling website InfoWars, is on the hook for a total of $49.3 million for spreading falsehoods about the 2012 mass shooting at an elementary school.